Anna Hoyle’s paintings of fake but humorous books are full of self-deprecation and universal absurdities (like the plight of depending on an IKEA pencil). One of our favorite details on her gouache paintings are the price stickers, which can carry their own jokes on each piece.
Edie Fake’s gouache-and-ink paintings explore issues of identity and sexuality through architectural and at first, seemingly abstract elements. The cascading geometric elements may recall the broader work of Maya Hayuk, yet Fake’s work is deceptively hyper-personal in nature.
In Michael Dandley’s gouache scenes render astral—and sometimes, cataclysmic—phenomenons happening both on Earth and far beyond. Also characteristic of his work are unexpected hues in each painting, whether it’s showing degradation of the planet or explorative adventures.
The small-scale gouache paintings by Paola Ciarska offer peeks inside private homes, with pop and fine art gems scattered throughout. The artist often depicts intimate moments, with personality present across the empty rooms. (Also presents are hints at her subjects being webcam performers or other Internet activity.)
Valeriya Volkova’s vibrant mixed-media houses offer surprises hidden throughout their contours. Using a combination of paint, markers, and ink, the structures take on different themes and surreal flourishes. The stranger parts of each piece are built upon the artist’s striking architectural sensibilities.
This June, Kazuki Takamatsu kicks off a double solo show at both locations of Dorothy Circus Gallery, in Rome and London. “For Tomorrow” collects new paintings that bridge analog and digital art, crafting gouache and acrylic layers that recreate figures first imagined using 3-D software. The artist uses this method to also tether both Eastern and Western culture. Takamatsu recently created the cover for the Hi-Fructose Collected 4 Box Set.