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Nigel Cox’s sparse scenes pit realistic figures against vague or turbulent backdrops. The solitude exhibited in these oil paintings may recall the work of artists like Brett Armory, with entirely different approaches to environment.

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Jacob Brostrup’s oil paintings overlay backdrops and scenes, creating dreamlike journeys into the subconscious. Figures and the natural world blend with both unruliness and precision, carefully crafted works that make use of the artist’s talents with color and depth.

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Mark Gleason’s new stirring, dreamlike oil paintings explore nocturnal and psychological themes. In a new show at La Luz De Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles, titled “Sleepless,” the painter offers a new series of works that explore both broad and personal themes for the artist. The artist was last featured on HiFructose.com here.

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Josie Morway’s enigmatic, absorbing tableaus pair winged creatures with abstraction and peculiar textures. A new show at Creatura House in Seattle, titled “Adaptations,” collects new oil and enamel paintings from the artist that show both the beauty of nature and dark encroachment of mankind. The artist was last featured on HiFructose.com here.

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Stephen Fox says he’s always had a fascination with “light within the nighttime landscape,” and with series like “The Drive-Ins,” the painter explores a place where luminosity has a particular role to play. Nostalgia comes through not only in the setting, but the classic films he chooses to portray. The artist has spent decades playing with light in oil paintings.

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Marion Peck moves into a new chapter of her practice as she unveils “StraVolti” at Dorothy Circus Gallery Rome on April 21. The show, collecting new works that explore psychological themes and modern art history, presents a series of distorted portraits rendered in oil. “StraVolti” runs through May 28.