Patrick McGrath Muniz tracks issues like climate change through the iconography and mythology of several cultures over time. In the show “Credo” at La Luz De Jesus Gallery, the artist’s recent work in this vein is collected.
Jamie Adams offers striking oil paintings that “present the artist’s reconstruction of scenes from his father’s youth” in the new show “Blondie Bubba” at Jonathan Levine Projects. The works blend the influences of varying artforms while examining the idea of memory. Adam was featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 40.
The oil paintings of Lukifer Aurelius carry a surreal and mystic energy, its subjects often in a transformative state. The Brisbane artist is part of a new duo show with Alex Garant at BeinArt Gallery in Australia titled “Seeing Between,” running through May 27. The gallery says that the painter’s figures are “seemingly infused with fire or, at the very least, embers, striking a chord with perhaps our most primitive memories.”
With Scott Prior’s oil paintings, magic is found in the normalcy of his scenes, in which backyard fires illuminate figures and dim city streets glow. The painter’s practice moves between these narratives and still-life studies, landscapes, and figures. All have a shared quality that Prior of which has a mastery, William Baczek Fine Arts says.
Nigel Cox’s sparse scenes pit realistic figures against vague or turbulent backdrops. The solitude exhibited in these oil paintings may recall the work of artists like Brett Armory, with entirely different approaches to environment.
Jacob Brostrup’s oil paintings overlay backdrops and scenes, creating dreamlike journeys into the subconscious. Figures and the natural world blend with both unruliness and precision, carefully crafted works that make use of the artist’s talents with color and depth.