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Whether Dutch still-life, late Romantic oceans, or the work of Delacroix, Matthew Hansel‘s recent major oil paintings bring the artist’s distorting lens to different parts of art history. The latter paintings, in particular, show a disappearing, exposing the raw linen at the top of each work. He’s currently showing these paintings at The Hole NYC in “Giving Up the Ghost.” The show runs through July 7.

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Naudline Pierre‘s paintings offer a look into both a broader spiritual plane and her own “personal mythology.” The paintings, intimate and otherworldly, explore the vibrant and unseen. The artist’s ghostly oil paintings has been shown in New York City, Los Angeles, London, and beyond, and she is a a recipient of the Terra Foundation for American Art residency.

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Patt Yingcharoen’s provocative oil paintings build upon constructions from art history, mixing cultures and iconography that continue centuries-long narratives about human nature. In an upcoming show titled “Celebration of flesh and blood” at Number 1 Gallery in the artist’s native Bangkok, several new, dark-surrealist works are offered. It arrives in July at the gallery.

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The oil paintings of Vasilis Avramidis blend architecture with writhing, organic forms that appear both figurative and alien. In the new show “Host” at Hiro Gallery in Tokyo, several new works from the artist are collected. The show runs June 10 through June 29. Avramidis was last featured on HiFructose.com here.

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Manuel Zamudio‘s oil paintings deftly blend realistic portraits with elements of street art. The Texas artist’s work comes to us through our Submission page (here). Over the last few years, Zamudio has shown his work through Texas and Mexico City.

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Banksy returned recently with an unlicensed street stall in Italy, offering a tableau of oil painting to unsuspecting passers-by near the ongoing Venice Art Biennale. A video of “Venice in Oil” was posted on the mysterious artist’s Instagram recently, showing an unidentified figure setting up and manning the stall as pedestrians comment on the work. The artist’s installation was accompanied by another work, a stenciled mural of a migrant child, a likely continuation of his work surrounding refugees in Europe.