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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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In Ryan Hewett’s recent works, the painter uses disparate abstract elements to reconstruct the human form. The artist’s works focuses less on the harsh textures of past works, instead introducing new hues and formations into his portraits. The effect is both disconcerting and wholly absorbing.

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New York artist Maria Kreyn saw her U.K. debut this month with a show “staged at a secret location in the heart of Soho, London.” Organized by Heist Gallery, the chapel-set “Polyphony” assembles oil paintings and sound installations, composed by David Triana, for two of her paintings. The show runs through May 29 at the space. Kreyn was last mentioned 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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Rendered in crosshatched pen and ink, Akira Beard’s “Life Drawings” carry both an energy nad humanity in each of their vague forms. While the artist’s paintings tend to be more vibrant and abstract, his drawings are vulnerable and more controlled in execution. The artist was last featured on HiFructose.com here.

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Jamie Adams offers striking oil paintings that “present the artist’s reconstruction of scenes from his father’s youth” in the new show “Blondie Bubba” at Jonathan Levine Projects. The works blend the influences of varying artforms while examining the idea of memory. Adam was featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 40.