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Alessandro Fogo’s oil paintings reach back through time, taking a deep inspiration from history with stirring results. There’s a sense of ritual in many of the Italian artist’s recent work, with connections so numerous that the end result is a broader look at our human history.

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Miki Kim’s psychedelic and at times, humorous illustrations blend pop elements across cultures. The artist, who also works in the tattoo industry, creates her bold imagery with fluid linework and soft palettes, both underscoring her absorbing and psychedelic concepts. She has created tattoos and illustrations under the moniker Mick Hee over the past few years.

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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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The cerebral paintings of Chris Mars pack a new show at Copro Gallery, with a collection of surreal works that very in both size and scope. His new solo effort kicks off on May 11 and runs through June 1. (Mars was last featured on HiFructose.com here and here.) Works such as “Relativity” (below) show the artist’s knack for embedding visages in the contours of structures.

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Rafael Silveira’s surreal world expands in new paintings from the Brazil-based artist. The artist was most recently part of the “Mother & Child” group show at Dorothy Circus Gallery, with the below painting, “Trifacial Mother,” featured. Rafael Silveira Silveira was last featured on HiFructose.com here.

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Photographer Ben Zank crafts surreal portraits that are strange and at times, humorous. The subjects captured by New York City-based artist are often shown without faces, their visages disappearing into foliage or smoke, or otherwise, buried into the Earth. Instead of depending on the human face, Zank says that “the image itself is the emotion.”