Hi-Fructose Magazine

  • by Andy Smith
    Using ballpoint pen, Helena Hauss draws scenes that she says are “about self-acceptance through self-deprecation and satire.” The process is laborious for the Paris artist, who has said the choice of pen is deliberate in its stubbornness. The below work, "Afternoon Delight," took 300 hours to complete.More
  • by Andy Smith
    In Michael Craig-Martin's sculptural practice, he creates enormous versions of everyday objects that appear as though they were drawn. In a show ending this week, he offered new works in this vein at Gagosian's Britannia Street location in London. This was the first time works in this series were shown indoors. More
  • by Andy Smith
    Though gorgeously rendered, Chester Arnold’s paintings don’t idealize the state of nature. It depicts how, despite humanity’s best efforts, the Earth endures the accumulation of humanity’s waste and development. Cascading piles of tires and trash becomes their own mountainous formations.More
  • by Andy Smith
    In her recent sculptures, Qixuan Lim, also known as QimmyShimmy, continues to meld everyday objects with disconcerting elements. Her recent project, created for an upcoming show at Beinart Gallery next month, inserts one of her realistic organs into dumplings. Or as she says: “For those who wonder why your wontons are so wrinkly.” Her sculptures […]
  • by Andy Smith
    In Mecro's recent body of work, displayed in a show at Arch Enemy Arts, he uses letters as the building blocks of natural forms. "Verdigris" collected aerosol and oil work that recalls his work within graffiti culture. See several of those works from that body of work below. More
  • by Andy Smith
    Sebastián Gutiérrez crafts two-layered portraits that reveal something less elegant beneath the surface. This particular series from the Puerto Rican artist, titled “Inner Beauty,” is a study in contrast. A statement says that “though his main medium is oil paint, its usually presented on everyday items such as doors, rugs, windows or toys; he wants […]
  • by Andy Smith
    Cai Guo-Qiang's work, including the monumental “Sky Ladder,” transforms the space with seemingly minimalist strokes. However, much of the work comes out of meticulous planning and labored execution. Recent portraits also continue the artist's use of surprising materials, such as the gunpowder portraits below. More
  • by Andy Smith
    Hiromi Tango textile work functions as both static, otherworldly growths in galleries across the globe and elements activated through performance art. Yet, much of the artist’s work is also about connecting directly with the artist, via performances that activate her writhing forms. Recent work has also taken her vision outside of traditional spaces.More
  • by Andy Smith
    In Prescilla-Mary Maisani’s latest series of sculptures, "Frog's Dynasty," she presents amphibian deities that reflect contemporary self-infatuation. Displayed poolside, their obsession with luxury is underscored, with the artist recently displaying these works in Corsica. While previous series manipulated the human form, Maisani’s new set takes a more cartoonish and sardonic turn.More
  • by Andy Smith
    Italian artist PixelPancho is known for a fascination with robots, yet his massive murals go beyond contemplations on technology and into metaphysical territory. His work, found on walls across the world, offer an interconnected narrative from piece to piece, gradually unfolding the painter's broad examination of what it means to be human.More