The vulnerable, fantastical oil paintings of Scott G. Brooks offer both narratives and raw portraiture. Though the artist has a knack for large-scale, intricate scenes, he can pack immense power in his single-character works. Brooks was last featured on our website here. In a statement, the artist talks about where his paintings come from.
The wild oil paintings of Kit Mizeres return in a new show at Arch Enemy Arts. “Farewell Transmission” explores the concept of solitude, with new works packed with mythological symbols and inspiration from the artist’s travels. Mizeres was last mentioned on HiFructose.com here.
With “Feast of Totems,” oil painter Emily Mae Smith examines and deconstructs motifs from art history, “claiming space for feminine subjectivity” and often featuring a multi-representational “Broom” character. The show kicks off on June 9 and runs through July 14 at the gallery Contemporary Fine Arts in Berlin.
Cemal Eker’s hyperdetailed, mythical drawings carry a supernatural energy. Using both stippling and bold linework, the artist crafts absorbing scenes, worthy of close inspection. And at times, Eker also uses digital techniques to add yet another surreal flourish to the works.
Nicola Caredda’s dreamlike acrylic paintings blend eroded landscapes and structures, playful bits of pop culture and mystical iconography. Each’s vague narrative appears to be ripped from the subconscious.
Mr. Everybody’s paintings offer a clash of bleak imagery and playful vibrancy. The works, often minimalist in execution, tell of both street art and classical influences, with elegant figures and pop culture iconography playing a role. The artist’s own practice feels at home on both a gallery wall and a public wall.