Artist Gilit Fisher creates paintings of maps and nature, predator flowers and advertisement campaigns. These mostly involve classic feminine characters to raise awareness of the ubiquity of violent images in our culture and the influences they have on our brain. Fisher’s paintings are made from many lines that build the images she paints. This quality make her painted images look like nervous-maps that describe a finger print, a flower, or a vagina.
I came across Tanaka’s artwork by chance. All it took was a flyer for her first solo exhibit at a local coffee house in Denton, Texas. When visiting the show, I found well-calibrated, intense watercolors, bloody fantasies of dreamland escapes, and multi-faceted characters. Between daydreams and nightmares, I will choose to die in her world.
A street art impressionist? A couple of months ago at Gallery Bomb in Dallas, I saw Steve Hamilton’s work for the first time. From a few meters away I could appreciate a well done execution of graphite portraits on cardboard. From a closer look, tiny speckles of spray paint gather amongst the multi-layering of white, [...]
I contacted JMR after seeing one of his murals down in Oak Cliff in Dallas. The bold black line iconography caught my eye. His minimalist style, with primary colors intended to be appreciated from a distance, reminds me of the work of Joan Miro.
Met Hatziel is a funky pop, street oriented surrealist. He has managed to master his style and technique, combining the stereotypical mediums of street art and fine art (oils), layering realities, and emancipating some likely obsessions.