The acrylic paintings and drawings of Cristòfol Pons are visions of converging realities: past and future, art history and something otherworldly. His characters and visual motifs, though consistent throughout his work, point in varying directions. As he’s said, “The present is just a moment that vanishes at every step, the past is a blurry haze and future a horizon longing to fade.” He will at times point to the recognizable, perhaps a piece by Jeff Koons or a historical icon, yet only as a point of entry into something else entirely.
Nicola Caredda’s dreamlike acrylic paintings blend eroded landscapes and structures, playful bits of pop culture and mystical iconography. Each’s vague narrative appears to be ripped from the subconscious.
Pulling single word statements from her Instagram account, Diana Georgie creates jarring, sometimes humorous, and contemplative juxtapositions against floral backdrops. The acrylic paintings are deceptively simple in their approach, yet with these brief statements, she’s able to both dismantle and examine the intentions of those who used the words. She shows these paintings in a new show at Gallery 30 South in a new show, “Pleasure Paradox,” running through Feb. 28.
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.
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.
Cuba-born artist Juan Travieso blends nature and abstraction in his oil and acrylic paintings. From endangered animals to cultural icons, Travieso’s explorations track the changing world by both capturing its beauty and relaying the bleakness of its treatment. The artist was last featured on HiFructose.com here.