Giorgiko is the moniker of husband-and-wife team Darren and Trisha Inouye, who craft works that meld classical painting with minimalist figures akin to comic strip characters. Yet, also contained within these works, even with their Charlie Brown-esque characters, is a hint of danger. Their current show at Giant Robot in Los Angeles, titled “Wonderfull,” collects their latest experiments. The show runs through July 10 at the space.
Ryan Hewett’s experimental formations of the human figure, shaped with knives, brushes and paint rollers, return in a new show at the Unit London this month. Among the fresh works offered in “New Paintings” is the massive “Memories,” measuring more than 11 feet by 6 feet. The work took more than a year for the South African painter to finish. Hewett was last on our site here.
Naudline Pierre‘s paintings offer a look into both a broader spiritual plane and her own “personal mythology.” The paintings, intimate and otherworldly, explore the vibrant and unseen. The artist’s ghostly oil paintings has been shown in New York City, Los Angeles, London, and beyond, and she is a a recipient of the Terra Foundation for American Art residency.
Kiatanan Iamchan’s cacophonous paintings offer heaps of characters and unexpected elements, each assemblage acting as a growth adorning central figures. The artist says he’s always had a passion for Thai fine art, in particular. Embedded in each of the paintings are cross-cultural, broad-scale reflections of an artist able to render multiple styles at once.
Bendt Eyckermans offers paintings in mid-narrative, often based on an actual event or memory in his life. Yet, as our mind often does, the result of recreating those situations is both distorting and delicate. Recent paintings by the artist were showcased in a show at Carlos/Ishikawa in London.
The otherworldly and the archaeological converge in the deity-like sculptures of Huma Bhabha, who uses a blend of materials and found components to create her figures. The Pakistan native’s practice has also included photography, drawings, and printmaking. Recent museum and gallery shows have offered intimate looks at her figures, in particular.