The strain of imaginary realism found in Carrie Pearce’s oil paintings calls upon both 16th-century masters and the drawing style of the children she’s depicting. The artist says she creates “emotional portraits,” rather than just portraits of people. She says her paintings are “aimed to entertain you and convey events real or imagined through images, improvisation and embellishment.”
New York artist Maria Kreyn saw her U.K. debut this month with a show “staged at a secret location in the heart of Soho, London.” Organized by Heist Gallery, the chapel-set “Polyphony” assembles oil paintings and sound installations, composed by David Triana, for two of her paintings. The show runs through May 29 at the space. Kreyn was last mentioned on HiFructose.com here.
Patrick McGrath Muniz tracks issues like climate change through the iconography and mythology of several cultures over time. In the show “Credo” at La Luz De Jesus Gallery, the artist’s recent work in this vein is collected.
Jamie Adams offers striking oil paintings that “present the artist’s reconstruction of scenes from his father’s youth” in the new show “Blondie Bubba” at Jonathan Levine Projects. The works blend the influences of varying artforms while examining the idea of memory. Adam was featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 40.
The oil paintings of Lukifer Aurelius carry a surreal and mystic energy, its subjects often in a transformative state. The Brisbane artist is part of a new duo show with Alex Garant at BeinArt Gallery in Australia titled “Seeing Between,” running through May 27. The gallery says that the painter’s figures are “seemingly infused with fire or, at the very least, embers, striking a chord with perhaps our most primitive memories.”
With Scott Prior’s oil paintings, magic is found in the normalcy of his scenes, in which backyard fires illuminate figures and dim city streets glow. The painter’s practice moves between these narratives and still-life studies, landscapes, and figures. All have a shared quality that Prior of which has a mastery, William Baczek Fine Arts says.