In Heather Benjamin’s recent work, her “lone cowgirl” character moves through a spectrum of emotions, attitudes, and phases that reflect the complexity of womanhood. She offered several of these new drawings in a show at Tokyo’s gallery commune under the banner “Burden of Blossom.”
Timothy Von Rueden’s drawings range from fantastical creatures to dark surrealist visions, mostly rendered in graphite. The artist pulls from both real-life reflections and mythological inspirations, each presented in his hyperdetailed figurative style.
Miki Kim’s psychedelic and at times, humorous illustrations blend pop elements across cultures. The artist, who also works in the tattoo industry, creates her bold imagery with fluid linework and soft palettes, both underscoring her absorbing and psychedelic concepts. She has created tattoos and illustrations under the moniker Mick Hee over the past few years.
Peter Howson’s raw scenes have long brought us reflections on both the endurance and worst of humanity. Often, his scenes have offered looks into his Glasglow upbringing, as well as paintings teeming with the spiritual contemplations that have been part of his personal life. In a recent show at Roger Billcliffe Gallery, new mixed-media drawings and oil paintings offer his latest, absorbing, muscular scenes.
Stuart Holland‘s stirring charcoal drawings and watercolor works packed Arch Enemy Arts this month in a show titled “Elsew(here).” The Idaho artist crafts quiet, cerebral scenes, each its own introspective and metaphysical exploration. The show ends on June 1.
In the series “Marquees Tropica,” illustrator Ardneks crafted works “reflecting different stages” of his personal life, with each completed with a single song on repeat. The result is a set of vibrant, wild works packed with details to decipher. The artist’s practice has included album covers for multiple acts, but this series takes a decidedly intimate slant, as compared to those pieces. The above work, titled “COASTAL JUiCEBOX” was made alongside the tune
“風の回廊(コリドー)” by Tatsuro Yamashita.