‘ROMCOM’ BY ALEX GARDNER

by Ariadna Zierold

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Los Angeles based artist (previously featured here) Alex Gardner’s faceless, matte black bodies are draped with cotton and positioned in scenes of wordless action displaying every day – if slightly surreal – occurrences, allowing us to place ourselves into the work.  With this in mind Gardner’s paintings take on our very own storylines, reflecting our innermost issues and creating a mental connection rarely experienced in painting.

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Opening this Thursday, September 7th, 2017 at The Hole Gallery in New York City, New York is Gardner’s solo exhibition of new paintings entitled “RomCom.” It will be on display until October 15th, 2017.

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FLOAT PAINTINGS BY WILFRIED GROOTENS

by Ariadna Zierold

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German artist Wilfried Grootens paints extraordinary figures comprised of dots and tendrils sandwiched between dozens of laminate glass layers. These strangely precise optical float paintings take on the form of some fantastic microscopic creatures and are sometimes reminiscent of the photos depicting the milliseconds before a nuclear explosion.

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CELESTIAL CRYSTALS BY NICOLE GUSTAFFSON

by Ariadna Zierold

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Nicole Gustafsson aka “Nimasprout”, has had a lifelong interest in the natural world that continues to be a theme in her artwork. Her colorful gouache and ink illustrations and drawings depict fantastical floating landscapes, dotted with tiny trees, figures, and sparkling rock formations.

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Gustafsson’s recent series titled “Celestial Spaces” illustrates other-worldy planetoids that she calls “crystal-scapes”, inspired by rocks like quartz and geodes from her own personal collection.

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THE UN-GRAVITY CONSTRUCTIONS OF CINTA VIDAL

by Ariadna Zierold

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Barcelona-based artist and illustrator Cinta Vidal Agulló defies gravity and architectural conventions to create encapsulated scenes of intersecting perspectives.

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Painted with acrylic on wood panels, Vidal refers to the paintings as “un-gravity constructions” and says that each piece examines how a person’s internal perspective of life may not match up with the reality around them.

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