Denmark based artist Rune Christensen tells stories in the tattoos and printed clothing of his decorated figures. As a self taught painter with a graffiti background, Christensen is well traveled and has collected his visual inspiration from all over the world. He sources his motifs from the iconography and textiles of cultures including Asian, South American, North African and Native American. Christensen’s portraits of women, men and children are simple in composition and palette, yet complex is the depiction of their symbolism which has layered meaning.
Peter Gronquist recently made a considerable departure from his recognizable taxidermy sculptures with “The Great Escape” (previewed here). His latest collection, now on view at Joseph Gross Gallery, is an abstraction of his former self with the same signature playfulness. Gronquist calls the experience of working on the show liberating, a chance to satisfy creative impulses. While his new style may feel sudden, it has actually been a year and a half in the making that was encouraged by comissions for abstract art.
Opening tomorrow at Joseph Gross Gallery, Peter Gronquist’s “The Great Escape” marks a departure from the taxidermy animal sculptures that he’s known for. The exhibition will feature a series of color-field-like paintings on plexiglass, as well as abstract 3D pieces and free-standing animal sculptures. As these works are so dramatically different from his previous pieces (featured here), it is a remarkable change for Gronquist that links his past and present artwork.
Hueman, Erik Jones (HF Vol. 27 cover artist) , and Alex Yanes recollect their various artistic beginnings in “So Far, So Good”, now on view at Joseph Gross gallery. Notably, the show also marks each artists’ first in the famed Chelsea, New York area. Though having followed very different career paths, they have each arrived at bold and colorful palettes. Check out more photos after the jump!
This Thursday, October 9, Erik Jones (HF Vol. 27 cover artist) will unveil a new series of work at Joseph Gross Gallery in NYC. The exhibition, titled “So Far So Good”, is a three-person show, which also features the art of Hueman and Alex Yanes. Hi-Fructose caught up with Jones at his Brooklyn studio as he put the finishing touches on his new paintings.