William A. Hall was homeless for 18 years before his intricate colored pencil drawings of vehicles and futurescapes were discovered and brought to the public. During the past few years, his work has been displayed by Henry Boxer Gallery and brought to museum collections specializing in folk and outsider art.
Tokyo artist So PineNut’s stirring drawings pull from spiritual influences. Often referencing figures and narratives from the Bible, the works carry darker Judeo-Christian themes rendered with both ancient and contemporary characters. The artist’s practice includes these graphite works, plus painting, graphic novels, printmaking, pottery, and more.
The intricate line work found in Dan Hillier’s work, diverse as ever in recent drawings and collages, tells of his love of art history. The artist’s process combines ink work, digital collage and rendering, and further embellishments results in chimeric creations. Hillier was last featured on HiFructose.com here.
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.
Lauren YS recently returned to her comic roots with her use of black inks in the recent show “CORPUS FLUX.” The show at Juddy Roller in Melbourne featured several new drawings, exploring social and technological themes, along with a new mural adorning the building. YS was last featured on our site in this studio visit.
Using pop culture and his distinct distortion of scale, artist Arnus crafts humorous, engrossing illustrations. His self-description as an “Ugly illustrator since 1982” offers a hint at his sense of humor, moving between both terrifying and playful characters. These pop characters include Alice Cooper, Batman, and a slew of smiling demons.