Acrylic Chemical Dreams on pharmaceutical package. These new artworks has been made by Ben Frost for his new exhibition called “RETAIL THERAPY’ – Opening at Scope Art Fair – Dec 5th, 2017 at Miami Art Basel.
New York is often described as concrete jungle, a notion Matthew Grabelsky explores in his paintings of fantasy creatures invading its subway. In his work, unsuspecting bystanders sit on the train looking at their phones as bear-headed men read the newspaper and lions hold the handrails wearing dapper suits.
Human artifacts and animals fill the subdued oil paintings of Miguel Escobar. And though many works appear without actual people, the artist is often exploring humanity through these desolate, beast-filled scenes.“In my paintings I try to make images with concentration of reality but not the reality itself, with magic, memory, beauty and representing the human condition through symbolic elements and letting the viewer complete his own history by his experiences knowledge of art and history,” the artist says. The 26-year-old Colombia native studied at the Angel Academy of Art in Florence, Italy, with Odd Nerdrum in Norway, with David Manzur in Colombia, and with Vincent Desiderio in Belgium before settling in New York, where he now lives and works. The artist has taken part in group and solo shows in Sicily, Bogota, and Manizales.
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The oil paintings of Michael Hutter offer worlds that contain elements of fantasy, science, and something even further beyond reality. The German artist has been giving glimpses of these worlds for the past few decades, toying with familiar elements and narratives.
“To evoke these pictures I developed some techniques which consists of my way to deal with literature, art, music, philosophy, science, religion and pseudo-science afar from mainstream culture,” the artist says, in a statement. “I don’t care for reality or the probability that something is true, only for its potential to stimulate my thought. In my opinion truth is somehow an illusion anyway. I mix that with my obsession, passions, desires and fears and choke what happens in the abyss of my personality back on the surface.”
Hutter’s work has been compared to Pieter, Brueghel, Hieronymus Bosch, and Dali. These paintings have been offered in galleries across the world since he emerged in the mid-1980s.
Drawing inspiration from across centuries, mediums, and cultures, artist Rebecca Szeto (previously) identifies both anonymous and historically significant women to depict atop the carved handles of old used paint brushes. From the first woman to graduate with a degree in architecture from MIT to a Chibok schoolgirl kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014, or an anonymous face lifted from a 17th century Baroque painting, each portrait presents the face of a woman who has come in and out of focus throughout history.
You can explore the individual stories of all the women featured in the works seen here on Szeto’s website, and she’ll have work on view at Root Division in San Francisco as part of an exhibition titled Bizarre Bizarre curated by Michael Arcega starting in July.
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