Van Arno’s latest series, “Upright,” represents yet another evolution for the painter, who has worked professionally for two decades and taught for five years. Arno was last featured on HiFructose.com here.
Oil painter Alex Garant, also known as “Queen of Double Eyes,” brings a new collection of works to Arch Enemy Arts in Philadelphia. “Viscera,” which kicks off Friday (Jan. 6) and runs through Jan. 28, features four new paintings and three ink studies. The ink works are intended to represent a broader trinity of life: mother, daughter, and spirit. Garant was last featured on HiFructose.com here.
Italy-born painter Fulvio Di Piazza offers a new collection of oil works on canvas in the new exhibit “Entangled” at Jonathan Levine Gallery in January. The solo show kicks off on Jan. 7 and runs through Jan. 28. Di Piazza was featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 25 and the exhibit “Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose,” a collaboration between the magazine and Virginia MOCA.
Denis Sarazhin, a Ukraine-born artist, crafts textured oil paintings that convey both mystery and motion. His “Pantomime” series, in particular, focuses on gestures and a dramatic sense of motion through multiple limbs and hands. His work has been compared to masters like Egon Schiele, though through the kinetic nature and specific use of color in his work, Sarazhin has forged an approach all his own.
San Francisco-based painter Sandra Yagi explores our relationship with nature, the human condition, the fragility our bodies, and broader scientific concepts in her fantastical oil paintings. Some more lighthearted scenes show deformed creatures dancing and frolicking, garnering their own grace; skulls peeled back to reveal wildlife hint at our animalistic nature. At play are explorations of genetics and evolution.
In a new show at Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles, Natalia Fabia explores life cycles, from our stardust origins to death, and the natural portals that lead us to the divine. “Rainbeau Samsara,” which runs through Dec. 10 at the space, blends the conventions of oil painting and pops of sparkles and glitter to reflect the transcendental nature of the work’s content.