Paul Cowan

I’ve been quite impressed by the most recent endeavors of young Chicago artist Paul Cowan. After seeing presentations from Cowan at the Green Gallery East, Devening Projects, and most recently, Alderman Exhibitions, something seems really fresh about the work. Quick, gestural paintings paired with a sort of “dry humor” install techniques utilizing pedestals, chairs and balloons amongst other things in unconventional fashions. Check out photos from “Breaking the Law“, ” Three Card Monte“, and ” Causality Without Cause” after the jump.

Sepe

A number of new mixed media illustrations by Polish street artist Sepe out of Warsaw who just exhibited with Intoxicated Demons.

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Richard Galling

Milwaukee based painter, Richard Galling is making some nice jams right now. There are a lot of youngsters in the Midwest right now playing around with loose geometric abstraction, and I must say, these stand out above the rest. Medieval dedication and form isolation. More after the jump…

Robert Connett

Robert Connett‘s stab at humanity through sea creature and insect inspiration makes for one confusing trip. Meshed with outlandish psychedelic flair the creatures of each painting truly come alive and scenes of money missiles and nuclear waste bring clarity to the confusion.

Martin Ouellette’s Decaying Objects

Martin Ouellete’s painting s are inspired by macro photographs of decaying objects found within the urban landscape; details of worn out magazines, wires, rusted nails or wooden poles layered with staples and torn up paper. These mass-produced items are used to serve a momentary purpose then left to decay in their natural surroundings.

Maya Bloch

Tel Aviv based artist Maya Bloch‘s emotional figure paintings remind me of a mix between Eva Hesse and Marlene Dumas.

Maxwell Loren Holyoke Hirsch

San Francisco based artist Maxwell Loren Holyoke Hirsch is one of my all time favorite artists.  He creates beautiful illustrative collages with mixed media.

Paul Pretzer

Color and form generate coherence in Estonian artist Paul Pretzer’s dark paintings.