Featured Artist: Alejandro García Restrepo
Colombian artist Alejandro García Restrepo creates beautifully surreal and mystical imagery, in graphite on paper and other mixed medias. With a photorealistic bent, he captures darkly spiritual and sometimes randomly strange dream-like visions.
Exhibit Preview: Jon Jaylo, As the Moon Draws Water
Jon Jaylo is a fantastic Filipino artist, with a contemporary yet classic old school surrealist style. His dreamy worlds, often floating and monumental – are inspired by every day life, pop culture, poetry and literature.
Currently on exhibition in Spain is a solo show by the artist Rubenimichi titled Sol Negro (Black Sun). His outstanding works are full of surreal and symbolic imagery, elegantly executed with a clean, sharp style. Many of them incorporate elements of occult, heraldry, optical devices and wildlife – sometimes placed with a human figure. These are beautiful works full of thought, juxtapositions and impeccable execution.
Junkyard Sam, An Eclectix Artist Interview
Junkyard Sam creates delightful worlds, images of frolicking, happy light-hearted creatures with carrot noses and fairy tale dreams. Occasional robots may menace or engage the viewer with their Tin Man charm and golden bluffs tower over peaceful river valleys with strolling “Quaggles” (Sam’s duck characters).
The Wonderbirds of Heather McKey are delightful, imaginary feathered creatures with brilliant colorations and large human-like soulful eyes, embellished with organic forms. Sometimes they take on an anthropomorphic presence or merge with other lifeforms – sporting butterfly wings, dressed in pinecones or transported by shells.
Exhibit News: Truppe Fledermaus, The Carnival at the End of the World
Starting this weekend at the Carl Hammer Gallery is what looks to be a stunning, interesting and inspiring show by the collaborative duo Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick. Titled “Truppe Fledermaus & The Carnival at the End of the World,” the artists’ imaginative series utilizes photography, painting, drawing, prints and sculptures – in their visual narratives.