by Andy SmithPosted on

Whether in a gallery or on a public wall, Li-Hill’s hybrid imagery carries distinctive energy, movement, and weight. The Brookyln-based artist uses painting, stenciling, and sculptural elements to create those pieces, often packed with social observation. The artist was last featured on HiFructose.com here.

by Andy SmithPosted on

Marc Scheff layers paint, pencil and gold leaf in poured resin and shows “the parts of ourselves we want seen and the parts we prefer to keep to ourselves.” A new show from the artist at Haven Gallery, titled “Depth Charge,” collects several of these works. It opens on May 19 and runs through June 23 at the Long Island gallery.

by Andy SmithPosted on

Using transparent cloths clad to the canvas, painter Pavel Gempler creates a “second skin, through which the lower pictorial layers shine through and create an irritating doubling,” the artist says. The result is both captivating and creates a pixelated effect to his works, which then carry photograph-like benefits of the light.

by Andy SmithPosted on

Chris Konecki‘s mixed-media sculptures blend faithful miniatures and flourishes of surrealism. In a new show at 111 Minna Gallery, his recent sculptures are shown. “Head On Swivel” runs through May 26 at the San Francisco spot. Konecki was last mentioned on HiFructose.com here.

by Andy SmithPosted on

Tishk Barzanji plays with architecture and perspective in pastel-hued landscapes. The mixed-media works use both digital and photographic techniques to create these absorbing, yet off-kilter explorations. The use of varied sources takes the viewer in and far out of reality within a single work.

by Andy SmithPosted on

Michael Reeder‘s sold-out show “mOMENt” comes to a close this weekend at Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City, Calif. The artist’s multilayered graphic works use oils, acrylics, spraypaint, and other materials for striking portraits. The artist was featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 44, and he was last mentioned on the Hi-Fructose blog here.