The vibrant paintings of Marcos Navarro explore ancient and mystical ties between mankind and nature. The Spanish illustrator’s work touches the worlds of fashion, mural art, and fine art galleries. And his series “Binomio,” in particular, is the most focused realization of Navarro’s interest in humans and the natural world.
Elif Varol Ergen’s arresting illustrations blend themes of feminism, mysticism, and identity. The Turkish artist uses both traditional and digital means to relay these visions, armed with a robust mix of influences and approaches. She was last featured on HiFructose.com here.
London artist Alex Gamsu Jenkins crafts vibrant, satirical illustrations that play on several aspects of the Western experience. His absurd scenes often dismantle and manipulate the human body, with both bleak and humorous results. Much of the artist’s recent work, in particular, seems to tackle our reliance on technology and its eventual implications.
An ever-present quality in the illustrations and gallery work of J.A.W. Cooper is a blend of seemingly disparate influences. Her surreal pieces often carry a bit of fashion, a dash of fantasy, mythology and the natural world, and often, a bold femininity. The results are enchanting expression of Cooper’s diverse vision. The artist was last featured on HiFructose.com here.
South Korean illustrator Jo In Hyuk crafts delicate, stunning illustrations with a dash of drama injected into each figure. The artist’s deceptively simple studies use soft colors and irregular angles to push the intimacy. And though sparse, the intended emotion behind the works can be mystifying.
Illustrator/comic artist Jim Mahfood’s dynamic works carry both an absorbing and kinetic energy. He calls his work “visual funk: a hybrid mix of comix art, graffiti, manga, street art, and funk culture.” His work is currently featured in the show “Stacking Pyramids” at Stranger Factory in Albuquerque, N.M. The show kicks off Nov. 3 and runs through Nov. 26.