Avery Singer’s acrylic paintings blend abstract and figurative sensibilities, with a process that’s just as diverse. Her underdrawing is crafted using 3D software, and then, the artist applies the traditional material over that framework. In the past, much of her work has been grayscaled, though her recent experimentations with color offer new life to this style.
Using acrylics, black gesso, gold leaf, and wood, Tenmyouya Hisashi calls upon the history of Japanese painting in narratives and creations that span the past, present, and future. These works render a robotic transport with the same elegance of centuries-old weaponry. His sweeping battles scenes and portraits function under the banner of his “Neo Nihonga” style.
Adehla Lee says she wants her work “to give the viewer a sense of visual pleasure through psychological intimidation.” Her wild, candy-colored acrylic paintings reinforce that notion, packing mountains of treats, abstractions, and unexpected iconography onto each canvas. The South Korea-born, New York City-based artist also works in installation and sculpture.
In Teng-Yuan Chang’s acrylic paintings, his parrot scientist characters explore a future form of our planet that’s been ravaged and transformed. The varying textures and approaches the artist implements offers a world touched and altered by many hands. And through the perspective of his observers, we too wonder what happened to this Earth since our own involvement.
Robert Bowen’s insect-machine hybrids are part of an ongoing fascination for the artist. His upcoming show at 111 Minna Gallery, “Blasphemous Nature,” collects his latest acrylic creations. The show runs Aug. 3 through Sept. 29 at the San Francisco space. The artist was last mentioned on HiFructose.com here.
Colorado-born artist David Rice creates stirring acrylic paintings that blend the figurative, abstraction, and notes from nature. His recent work “pushes the limits and boundaries of the physical world through his imagery,” a statement says. Rice was last mentioned on HiFructose.com here.