The massive, frenetic scenes painted by Fredrik Söderberg pull from mythology and art history. Using watercolors and taking notes from cultures across the globe, he uses a knack for lush environments to pull together otherwise disparate elements. Works such as “Krigarens väg / The Warrior’s Path” (below), blend the gruesome with the elegant.
The watercolor paintings of Turkish artist Yiğit Can Alper carry a ghostly quality, their creatures disappearing into sparse backdrops. Alper’s drab figures and structures seem to be part of a dilapidated world. And the textures of the material render each component as a temporary apparition.
Stacey Rozich‘s new watercolor paintings are part of a body of work titled “Constellation Applebee’s,” and though it’s packed with folkloric and otherworldly sights, there’s an even more personal edge to her new work. The paintings are collected in the new show named for the series at Showboat Gallery in Los Angeles. She was last featured on the site here.
Michelle Avery Konczyk’s riveting watercolor paintings offer surreal, intimate portraits. With the artist’s custom framing for each work, each work functions as a gateway to the artist’s explorations. The artist’s new show, “Les Fleurs” at Arch Enemy Arts, offers her most recent work and runs through June 28. The artist was last featured on HiFructose.com.
Brazil native Alvaro Naddeo crafts intricate watercolor paintings that examine the consumption of the Western world through enormous, unlikely constructions. The artist, who has a background in advertising, has a particular knack for depicting discarded branded products. For some, his attention to detail and urban iconography likely recalls the work of Kevin Cyr, whose oil paintings have focused on graffiti-adorned vehicles.
This month, Rob Sato returns to Giant Robot with a new body of work under the title “Arco Iris.” These watercolor works tackle the differing significance of rainbows through several lenses. (Sato’s work is part of the upcoming Hi-Fructose Collected 4 box set, here.) The gallery and company says that this new show “marks another radical shift in style for the artist.”