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Ukraine-born, Paris-based artist Nikolay Tolmachev crafts provocative watercolor paintings showcasing a knack for elegance and wry humor. The artist’s practice also delves in illustration, recently providing work for a release of the classic narrative poem “Kateryna” by Taras Shevchenko.

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A terrifying force from the natural world comes into focus in Jana Euler’s current show, “Great White Fear,” at Galerie Neu in Berlin. Running through May 30, this collection of the artist’s acrylic and oil paintings centered on sharks is both visceral and varied in approach.

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In Ian Cumberland’s recent work, the painter adds sculptural and illusionary touches to his hyperdetailed portraits. The work also plays on the idea of portraiture itself, with screens and text underscoring a self-awareness in his work. Cumberland was last featured on HiFructose.com here.

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Robert Burden‘s latest, massive oil painting “Elephantidae” is the result of 18 months of work. The painting shows Billy, the iconic Asian elephant whose life at the LA Zoo has been the center of controversy, surrounded by more than 50 toys related to his species.

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With Nick Napoletano’s new interactive mural “Parallel,” the painting comes alive using live interactive projections. Napoletano worked with 3D artist Peter Godshall on the project, in which real-time user input technology allows viewers to affect what’s happening on the painted, two-sided visage and “experience augmented reality without the need for an external viewing device,” the artist says. (Napoletano was last featured on HiFructose.com here.)

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Colin Prahl’s intricate landscapes move between circuitry-like forms and psychedelia, each acrylic painting a wild display of illusion and vibrancy. From afar, the structures and contours contained within his works resemble urban environments.