Jesse Jacobi’s expansive, seemingly ancient worlds reflect on the cycles of life and nature in a new show at Arch Enemy Arts. “From The Eternal Green Mouth” collects new acrylic paintings from the Michigan artist, who was last featured on HiFructose.com here. His new show opens on July 12 at the Philadelphia venue. The gallery says these works “operate in broad, open-ended symbolism as opposed to a straight narrative, to be looked at from different angles, dependent on the viewer—psychologically, emotionally, mythologically, even ecologically.”
Though dipping into the otherworldly, Kelly Denato‘s acrylic paintings represent the prism of human emotions. At once optimistic and sullen, the figures in her work appear to be constantly in a state of transition. The New York City artist’s gallery work is a complement to her illustrative jobs with the likes of Nickelodeon, Timex, and other major clients.
Mark Mulroney’s acrylics paintings humor and unsettle in their comic-inspired style and surreal sensibilities. These vibrant works pull from Pop and art history, which in many cases, carry near-aggressive results. In a show at Mrs. Gallery in New York, “The Dangers of Eden,” new pieces by the artists are shown.
Olaf Hajek’s acrylic tableaux are globe-trotting, combining icons and textures of varying cultures. A recent body of work shown at Southern Guild in Cape Town, titled “Paravent,” collects these recent works on wood. Hajek was last mentioned on HiFructose.com.
Tof Vanmarque continues to evolve the shifting perspectives and details of his elaborate acrylic paintings. One of the hallmarks of Vanmarque’s style is blending lush hues with makeshift bodies and eroding structures, each scene its own strange narrative. The artist was last featured on our website here.
Despite their expansive celestial backdrops, Tae Lee‘s acrylic paintings can feel quiet and intimate. The tethering of these otherworldly forms and figurative subjects show an artist traversing internal and spiritual topics. The artist describes his work as an “exploration of place of human consciousness in an universal causality.”