Chris Berens brings his distinctive blend of painting and collage to Jaski Gallery in Amsterdam with the show “Feniks.” Among these new works is a massive “Crowning Glory,” for which the artist constructed a handmade wooden frame. (Berens was featured in the “Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose” exhibition.) “Feniks” kicks off on Dec. 7 and runs through Dec. 22.
In Kensuke Koike’s ongoing “Single Image Processing” series, the artist alters vintage photographs and postcards with both humorous and surreal results. With just a pair of scissors, the artist is able to remix and recontextualize imagery that is otherwise ordinary or nostalgia-fueled.
Armed with a pair of scissors, Huntz Liu’s multilayered paper collages have the viewer guessing which geometric forms offer actual depth or just give the illusion of it. With names like “Color Chasm,” “Gravity,” and “Boxy Configurations,” the artist acknowledges that playful deception that carries across the works in his new show at Thinkspace Projects, which runs through Oct. 5 at the space.
Armed with just paper and scissors, collagist Lola Dupre continues to remix photographs into surreal portraits—with some of the most absorbing results in reimagining household pets. Elsewhere, editorial and advertising projects shows the broad application of Dupre’s distinct sensibilities. She was last featured in Hi-Fructose’s print magazine with Volume 28, and has since appeared on our website here.
Armed with two centuries of source material and an X-ACTO knife, Michael Tunk’s “Analog Collage” series offers strange, absorbing worlds and portraits. In his “The Unknown Rider” series, seen below, he offers ghostly depictions of the Old West. Elsewhere, he uses unexpected building blocks in his portraits—such as tiny versions of the creature he’s depicting.
The stirring digital collages of Ben Owens are highlighted in a new show at Muneca Arthouse in Patchogue, New York. “Flaw Essence” collects both monochromatic and vibrant experiments from the artist. Owens says this collection of works is part of an attempt to “use bright and sometimes fluorescent colors while trying new techniques, mediums and styles.” The show opens on April 13 at the space.