Michelle Avery Konczyk’s painted scenes use elements from the human body and the natural world, with absorbing and unsettling results. The works are often rendered in watercolor on paper mounted to panel for both a delicate, moody sensibility. The artist 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.”
Naoto Hattori‘s creatures are both vivid and dreamlike, rendered in vibrant acrylics. The Japan-born artist creates absorbing work teeming with innocence. Each bends expectation and reality into beings alternate between disconcerting and ambrosial. Hattori was last mentioned on HiFructose.com here.
Telmo Miel is a duo consisting of Dutch artists Telmo Pieper and Miel Krutzmann, and the two are known for their murals, appearing across the world. Though the pair also regularly produces interior and canvas works, also carrying their sense of layering and surrealism. Telmo Miel’s work last appear on HiFructose.com here.
Josh Keyes further pushes his signature “eco-surrealism” with a new collection of acrylic paintings under the title “Implosion.” The new show at Thinkspace Gallery takes us to a post-human time, a bleak reality in which the natural world goes on despite the chaos we wreaked upon it. In this world, human artifacts and even animals are adorned with graffiti, our final communication with a planet we put in peril.