Gorgeous new work by Cryptik for Thinkspace Gallery’s group show, “Fresh,” which opens this Saturday, October 11th 2014 in Culver City, California. The show features brand new work by an exciting number of new members to the gallery’s roster, many of which I post on Supersonic regularly.
Photographer Ian Ruhter - who gave up his life savings to convert a old van into a mobile camera - will be having a solo show of his large, silver plate photographs created with the camera entitled “Silver and Light" at Fahey/Klein Gallery in Los Angeles, California on October 16th. These images are remarkable and well worth a visit if you’re in the area. You can see more below.
Idyllic paintings of daily life set centuries ago are spliced with a dystopian sci-fi fantasy in German artist Jakub Rozalski’s work. Nostalgic elements clash with futuristic ones as giant robots invade the European countryside. Soldiers, armed with rifles and on horseback, are powerless against the mechanical beasts. Unlike much sci-fi inspired work, Rozalski’s paintings have a painterly quality to them that evokes the loose expressiveness of Impressionism. He convincingly inserts the robots into scenes that would otherwise appear straight out of the late 19th or early 20th century, inviting viewers to imagine a starkly different version of history than the one we know today. See more on Hi-Fructose.
Though their styles differ, Hikari Shimoda (featured in HF Vol. 29) and Camilla D’Erricoeach use a fluorescent color palette and childlike, illustrative imagery to apprehend adult anxieties. The two artists teamed up for their two-person show “Niji Bambini” (which combines Japanese and Italian, the artists’ native tongues, to translate to “Rainbow Children”), opening at Brooklyn’s Cotton Candy Machine on October 10. See more on Hi-Fructose.
Amsterdam-based collage artist Handiedan recently visited Berlin to add her contribution to Urban Nation’s Project M, arguably one of the coolest buildings in the German capital. The arts organization has been inviting artists to create window installations and large-scale murals (see our coverage of Eine’s recent piece there) and Handiedan recently made her mark on the multi-story facade with an enormous, wheat-pasted mural. While her typical work consists of smaller-scale, textured collages of vintage pin-up girls with baroque flourishes, she seamlessly adapted this style to a larger format. Check out her piece and stay tuned for more coverage of her upcoming solo show “Vesica Pisces,” opening at Seattle’s Roq La Rue this Thursday.