Gosha Levochkin’s fanciful, strange worlds, often rendered in watercolor and gouache, carry an undercurrent of autobiography for the artist. The artist says “these mediums gives me the freedom to work with mistakes. I love the transparent feel that watercolor gives me and I love the opacity that gouache provides, over all making my work look like animation.” He was last featured on HiFructose.com as a solo artist here.
Nicolas Uribe’s painted portraits contain varying levels of abstraction, injecting both a surreal and engrossing quality into each work. The Colombia-based painter has also delved into kinetic scenes in this style, all carrying the intimacy and unsteadiness of memory.
El Gato Chimney’s watercolor and gouache paintings blend flamboyant winged creatures, textiles, and other rustic elements with surreal results. After emerging as a self-taught street artist, he began to explore other avenues of expression through studies and experimentation. Now, the Italian artist has shown his works across the globe. He was last featured on HiFructose.com here.
Kit Mizeres creates vibrant gouache and watercolor works packed with surreal elements and influences. An artist and illustrator “living on the road,” both Mizeres and her work travels the country for shows and projects.
Japanese artist Akika Kurata crafts intimate, absorbing portraits of mostly female subjects. Using acrylic gouache, she creates works with both depth and tender, faded aspects that appear ghostly in nature. At the center of each portrait is an attempt to capture humanity.
Los Angeles-based artist Edith Waddell creates riveting illustrations that call upon nature, otherworldly imagery, and human conflict. These explorations present both absorbing narratives and straightforward studies. In a statement, the artist talks about the themes she commonly explores.