If you’re in Chicago on Friday I recommend stopping by Rotofugi Gallery to check out the opening of Jay Ryan’s latest collection of paintings. To get a taste, here’s an online gallery from last year’s show, and see some of his screentprints over at the Bird Machine. The show runs through May 22.
This weekend while looking through a couple dozen Russian art gallery web sites (isn’t that how you spend your weekend?) I discovered these truly surreal paintings by Moscow-based Konstantin Batynkov. I urge you to click on his works to view them larger, as it’s difficult to discern exactly what’s happening in the frenzied brush strokes of each painting. Helicopters and skydivers dot the sky like the black plumes of anti-aircraft fire, while dinosaurs and knights on horseback joust on the horizon. Flying submarines, hovering trains of semi-trailer trucks, everything quixotic and anarchistic all at once. Really amazing stuff.
Loving these delightfully bizarre paintings by Grenadian artist Paco Pomet. (via laughing squid)
Connecticut-based Amy Eisenfeld Genser creates elaborate reef structures adhered to canvas using rolls of colored paper and acrylic paint. (via design milk)
Denver-based illustrator Jason Thielke updates his web site with new work. I’m a huge fan of his laser etchings and have featured them on Colossal previously. (via changethethought)
An awesome paper sculpture by Montréal-based art director Julien Vallée made for the 2008 Illustrative Zürich festival. (via coudal)