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With “Dark Matter,” Martine Johanna offers a new collection of stirring acrylic paintings that blend portraiture and abstraction. The show, running through June 23 at KochxBos Gallery in Amsterdam, is an autobiographical exploration of femininity, adolescence, and the place of women in Western culture. Johanna was last featured on HiFructose.com here.

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Federico Infante blends the figurative and the abstract in his stirring acrylic paintings. His upcoming show at Hugo Galerie in New York, “The Geography of Hope,” collects a new body of work from the artist. The show begins May 26 and runs through June 17. Infante was last featured on HiFructose.com here.

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Robert Proch‘s acrylic paintings blend abstraction and the figurative, injecting an energy to scenes from the everyday. The Poland native has been able to craft his own visual language with this approach, which he takes to both the canvas and exterior walls across the world. He was last mentioned on HiFructose.com here.

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Jamian Juliano-Villani’s surreal, unsettling narratives are rendered in acrylics, implementing both brush and airbrush techniques. Found in these scenes are icons of popular culture and Western living, presented in ways that invoke examination, chuckles, and every so often, a bit of recoiling.

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Trey Abdella’s wild acrylic paintings are packed with strange dreamscapes and pop culture iconography. Much of his work is built around the idea of a “shrine,” a makeshift monument to the various stages of growth and social reference points.

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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.