Atomica Gallery is a new art space launching in London in 2013, but to give us a taste of what’s to come, they will open as a pop-up for a group show featuring some notable artists on December 4. Tom Bagshaw‘s pristine, pallid sorceresses and Ryan Heshka‘s cartoonish creations will be exhibited alongside Femke Hiemstra‘s whimsical, illustrative works, the naive caricatures of Sophia Alda and Castro Smith’s painstakingly detailed miniature engravings. Other artists include APAK, Christopher Conn Askew, Derek Yaniger, Eleonor Bostrom, Matte Stephens, Niagara Detroit and Richie Fahey. Take a look at some images from the show after the jump.
Opening next month at Corey Helford Gallery are dual solo exhibitions from artists Amy Sol (Vol. 5 cover artist) and Tom Bagshaw. Each artist employs their dreamy touch to the new works, submerging the viewer in fantastical worlds that speak of beauty, subtle surrealism and femininity. View more preview images after the jump, here on Hi-Fructose.
We first introduced you to the works of Tom Bagshaw back in February (seen here) and are excited to see that the emerging digital painter is currently showing alongside David Stoupakis (who we first featured way back in Hi-Fructose Vol. 5.) A compelling two person show exploring not only their unique personal narratives, but also an interesting juxtaposition of traditional and modern mediums. The show comes down this weekend, on the 27th, so swing by Corey Helford Gallery while you can, or view some of our favorite works from the show after the jump.
As social media can prompt or help facilitate revolutions around the world, so too do we see technology creating alternate revolutions in art. Ray Caesar’s success is certainly an example of that and Hi-Fructose is proud to profile a UK based artist who recently caught our eye, Tom Bagshaw. The artist’s works represent many of the things that we love about the new contemporary movement. His beautiful portraits, eerie backdrops and surreal subjects all combine together creating thought provoking digital works. Get a closer look at Bagshaw’s works after the jump.
On August 15th, New York welcomed a new gallery, Haven Gallery, with their inaugural exhibition inspired by the idea of safe havens. Their first group of artists have wide ranging styles, many sharing whimsical qualities: Matt Dangler, Kukula (HF Vol. 7), Kari-lise Alexander, Nicomi Nix Turner, Dan Quintana (HF Vol. 27), Shaun Berke, Tom Bagshaw, Naoto Hattori (HF Vol. 7), Zoe Byland, Brian Mashburn, Regan Rosburg, Aunia Kahn, Caitlin McCormack, Rose Freymuth-Frazier, Redd Walitzki, and Nom Kinnear King. Their subjects span still life, landscapes, and figurative works, suggesting that refuge can be found both in the physical as well as within oneself.
Illustrious fantasies unravel in the “Dreamlands” group show, opening at Corey Helford Gallery’s CHG Circa space on March 14. Guest curator Caro (who is also our Hi-Fructose staff blogger) brings her Japanese Pop Art-inspired aesthetic to the show; she works with many of the featured artists, like So Youn Lee and Hikari Shimoda, through her arts platform Sweet Streets. The exhibition features 35 artists, many of whom our readers will recognize, such as Naoto Hattori, Tom Bagshaw, Hannah Faith Yata, Lola, Kazuki Takamatsu (HF Vol. 33 cover artist), and many others. The artists in the show were invited to interpret their dreams, and the resulting work is soft, utopian, and surreal.