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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.

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Winnie Truong‘s explorations of the female form and its relationship to nature evolve with a new show at VivianeArt. The collection of mixed-media works, implementing colored pencil, pastel, and collage, are displayed under the title “Perennials.” The show kicks off April 27 and runs through June 9. Truong was last featured on HiFructose.com here.

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Sci-fi-tinged nostalgia runs rampant in the illustrations of Paul Paetzel. The Berlin-based artist has a knack for both narrative and humor, whether it’s his comics, illustrations, or stray personal work. Paetzel has been part of the Berlin collective known as Biografiktion, also featuring artists Till Hafenbrak and Ana Albero.

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Bom.K continues to evolve his varied, bombastic style with recent work that appears as a controlled cacophony of influences. Works like “Anything” (above) implement spraypaint and the canvas, offering a look at approaches the artist has used throughout his career. He was last mentioned on HiFructose.com here.

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Lien Truong calls her recent works “a frenetic amalgamation of western and Asian painting techniques and philosophies.” The artist’s choice of materials—oils, silk, thread, cotton, acrylics, and antique 24k gold-leaf obi thread—create an absorbing cacophony of culture and honed skills. The series “Mutiny in the Garden,” in particular, take on varying and converging histories.

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Colin Chillag‘s paintings blend the vivid and realistic alongside unfinished, preliminary parts of the work intact. The effect is not only disconstructive in looking at how memory functions in art, but also exploring the process of painting itself. Chillag was featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 19. He was last featured on HiFructose.com here.