Akishi Ueda’s surreal sculptures meld creatures and structures in unexpected ways. The artist pulls from both fantasy and science in building his clay creations. And around each corner of the piece comes a surprising bit of life, tucked inside the contours of his strange animals.
In AEC Interesni Kazki‘s first solo show in France, the surrealist painter offers both new, stirring works and previous pieces with “Déjà vu & Jamais vu,” or “already seen and never seen.” Running through Dec. 26, the show opens Friday at the Paris-based venue Adda & Taxie. The artist was last mentioned on our site here.
Fernan Odang‘s surreal paintings and drawings explore the social and political issues of today. From sexual themes to absurd portraits of political leaders, there’s both a terror and humor in each of his paintings, often cast in a single hue that underscores the horror of the proceedings. The self-taught artist currently resides in Manila.
Shudi Liu’s oil and acrylic paintings are both cerebral and playful in nature. The artist disassembles both the body and familiar objects, creating scenes that appear ripped from dreams. And in a single work, this discombobulation seems to come with elation and solitude.
Though dipping into the otherworldly, Kelly Denato‘s acrylic paintings represent the prism of human emotions. At once optimistic and sullen, the figures in her work appear to be constantly in a state of transition. The New York City artist’s gallery work is a complement to her illustrative jobs with the likes of Nickelodeon, Timex, and other major clients.
Painted on wood, the textures of Agostino Arrivabene‘s surreal works garner new, striking qualities. The above piece is one of the newer works on similar natural canvases from the artist, who was last featured on HiFructose.com here. Arrivabene’s experimentations also includes work on conglomerate mineral and other woodland findings.