The dreamlike, abstracted figures in Lars Elling’s paintings appear to be pieces of memories. The Norway-based artist has spent the best few decades building a distinct and narrative-based body of work.
Prague artist Josefína Jonášová crafts surreal sculptures that toy with perspective and explore social issues. She uses fiberglass, concrete, epoxy, iron, and other materials to create her dynamic figures. Her public sculptures have appeared across the Czech Republic.
Toni Hamel’s recent oil paintings explore our relationship with the natural world. In particular, Hamel shows us how our selfishness and dominion over animals taken an even more disastrous turn. These pieces are part of a body of work called “The Land of Id.” She was last featured on HiFructose.com here.
Jess Johnson’s drawings and mixed-media works are meticulous in design, yet wild and otherworldly in content. Throughout her work, the New Zealand-born artist implements text to help provide more information and riddles about these strange worlds. Her new show at New York’s Jack Hanley Gallery, “Everything not saved will be lost,” collects these works, plus large-scale and absorbing installations.
Wiley Wallace creates surreal acrylic paintings that hint at sci-fi concepts and fantastical new layers within reality. Wallace’s latest work carries some of the youthful elements of his past work, yet interweaves darker, stranger elements. Thinkspace Gallery says the artist has a “metaphysical interest in surreal worlds and pseudo-science fiction themes.”