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Philippines-born, California-raised artist Kristina Collantes crafts absorbing, surreal illustrations that blend futurism and a pop sensibility. She is currently featured in the Superchief Gallery LA show Chimaera, along with Lauren YS and Nomi Chi. And Collantes is featured in the Hi-Fructose Collected 4 Box Set.

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Gregory Jacobsen’s unsettling, vivid oil paintings offer portraits, scenes, and bizarre explorations of the most unflattering aspects of our anatomy. The Chicago-based artist sometimes abandon the figurative, instead offering a vague, writhing mash-up of organic materials. All are rooted in the artist’s fixations and sense of humor.

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Laura Buss creates stirring oil paintings with subjects that appear to moving through planes of reality. The San Francisco-based artist renders both scenes and intimate studies that carry introspective themes. Buss had a recent show of her paintings at Modern Eden Gallery.

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Korean tattoo artist Zzizzi Boy uses the handpoke technique for his distinctive creations. This machineless, ancient method consists of hundreds of pokes with a needle and ink. The artist has garnered an enormous following for his pieces, which implement atypical colors for the handpoke approach.

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Ronch, a self-described “punk surrealistic painter,” blends urban and fantastical imagery for hyperdetailed acrylic paintings. The artist cites influences as varied as “Leonardo to The Clash, Brueghel, Dali, from Bosch to the Dead Kennedys.” The artist is currently based in London, and originally hails from Italy.

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South Korea-born, Brooklyn-based artist Mi Ju creates wild, intricate works crafted from acrylic paint, cut paper, and thread. In each corner of these pieces are small landscapes and scenes, each worthy of its own observation. The artist’s work has been shown in Denmark, across the U.S., and her native South Korea.