Jessica Hess

 

Jessica Hess is a hyperrealistic landscape painter based out of Oakland, California. Her depictions of the urban environment cheer on and validate graffiti by flipping it on its head, using oil paints on canvas and gouache on paper in place of spray paint on walls.

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Jillian Evelyn

 

Jillian Evelyn‘s contorted paintings and murals explore something I (and perhaps you) are well acquainted with – the depths of awkwardness, discomfort, and expectations both external and internal. Her figures are drenched in color, usually latex and acrylic paint on wood, but recently she’s started branching out into larger scale work.

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Fran O’Neill

 

It’s difficult not to flat-out ogle the stuttering, tripping paintings of Brooklyn-based artist Fran O’Neill. Not only do I want to hang every single one in my house, I also want to watch as she creates one because I’m betting it’s one fascinating technique.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Casey Weldon / Catharsis

 

Cats are liquid. Cats rule the world. Cats own the internet. Brooklyn-based artist Casey Weldon took on cat culture and its ever-rising popularity with his Catharsis series of paintings. By falling back on iconography of popular culture his works awaken nostalgia, humor, and the past.

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Print Edition: April 2018

The Sun, the Breeze the Smell of Lemon and Olive Oil by RF Alvarez

 

Temple by Laura Berger

 

Start With Yes by Anthony Burrill

 

Kumquats by Jonathan Lo

 

Hazy Sun 01 by All the Way to Paris & Paper Collective

 

Goodbye Mountain by Matthew Korbel-Bowers

 

Less Cool and More Boring by Will Bryant

 

Formation by A’Driane Nieves

 

FEMALE 05 by Caroline Walls

 

Geometric Poster by Athena Posters

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Jared Small

 

Jared Small has always been captivated by the decaying homes and rundown neighborhoods of the Southeast United States. Despite socioeconomic shifts and exterior facelifts, their bones remain the same.

The center of each painting focuses on a painstakingly accurate image of a house or individual while the background dissolves into abstract elements that devise an emotional and dramatic interpretation of the subject. This technique allows Small to hypnotize the viewer into a dream-like state, caught between the realities of the obvious image and the possible mysteries that lay beneath the surface.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vanessa Smith

 

Vanessa Smith‘s work definitely swings towards to the eerie end of the spectrum, and I love that. The way she combines her own paintings with elements of photography feels fresh and unexpected, full of life but also voyeuristic.

The interiors in Smith’s paintings bring together the mysterious and the mundane, whether it be a deserted cafe or dimly-lit living room, these spaces are imbued with an eerie tension. Devoid of people, there are suggestions of life or habitation – a smoking cigarette, a glowing light, a door left ajar – all hint at a fractured narrative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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