The middle-aged figures inhabiting Madeleine Pfull’s paintings are extracted from 1980s suburbia. The Australian artist has said that “beautifully painting mundane heroism is a large aspect of my work.” Pfull has said that she has modeled for herself to craft the paintings, donning wigs and accessories to embody the energy of her subjects.
Lisa Lach-Neilson’s vulnerable oil paintings often examine identity. The artist, hailing from Denmark, has shown across the globe over the past few years. She’s been painting professionally since 2012, with a background in clothing design as a master’s student at Royal Danish Academy of Design.
Teiji Hayama’s oil paintings, often depicting the celebrities of yesterday, meditate on the idea of celebrity and how it’s evolved in the digital age. In his new show at Unit London, titled “Fame,” the artist offers 17 paintings that feature the likes of Monroe, Taylor, and Bowie. The show runs from Jan. 16 through Feb. 15 at the space.
Henry Gunderson’s new solo show at Derek Eller Gallery, titled “It’s a Great Time to be Alive,” explores how an “image-saturated culture” is deeply embedding itself into our psyches. Running through Feb. 2 at the New York City space, the show features a self-portrait of the painter, “It’s Hard to See from Where I’m Standing,” seen below.
Dorielle Caimi is featured in a new Hi-Fructose Studio Visit on our YouTube Channel. The video takes us behind the scenes with the oil painter, whose work often focuses on the female form and the spectrum of characteristics associated with women. The music and video comes from Kyle Maier, with an animated introduction by Andrew Dormody.
In Chris Austin’s surreal paintings, the overlooked giants of the ocean make their way across landscapes and suburban settings. His recent show with Antler Gallery, titled “Unfamiliar,” offered new work from the artist, who often focuses on the elegance and plight of nature and its inhabitants.