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Edoardo Tresoldi’s wire mesh installations appear as apparitions in spaces across the world. His figures, in particular, are both enticing and eerie. The artist, who was raised in Milan, studied under painter Mario Straforini before embarking on a career in Rome.

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The acrylic paintings of Coco Bergholm explore the idea of camouflage in an urban context. Recent paintings, in particular, see the Berlin-based artist using pops of color, differing textures, and graffiti to explore this notion. A new show at Germany’s Affenfaust Galerie, titled “Echoes,” collects these new works.

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Matt Crabe, self-proclaimed as “Heaven’s Favorite Man,” is an artist whose wild illustrations come across as vibrant nightmares. Crabe presents his work in strange zines, paper figures, prints, apparel and other outlets.

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The personal work of illustrator Simon Prades implements both ink and watercolors, using text and negative space to create engrossing drawings. Even with the artist’s sparser works, the tangible elements of each piece are packed with detail. By the day, the artist works as an illustrator for publications like The New York Times, Esquire, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, Wired, and others.

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Nicolas Romero, also known as “Ever,” is a street artist who has delved into oil and acrylic works in recent years. His strange portraits blend the abstract and the real, each packed with both humor and earnestness. In recent years, as evidenced below, he’s always displayed these paintings as animated GIFs.

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Illustrator Bill Mayer is known for his humorous, yet earnest characters and scenes, rendered with both digital and traditional means. His works often both personify and look at the real-life nature of the animal world. His gouache paintings, featured in this piece, offer a particular, absorbing characteristic.