Currently on view until May 25th at Miles McEnery Gallery in New York is a new selection of works from Inka Essenhigh. Returning to the medium of enamel, the locally-based artist has created surreal paintings that continue her imagery of flora and fauna frolicking in the woods, with a hint of inclusion of urban elements. Abstract and figurative at the same time, the cartoonish renderings feature a psychedelic Fantasia-like aesthetic that take the viewer into a different world. Photos via the gallery. Discuss Inka Essenhigh here.
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Jacob Lewis Gallery recently held it’s inaugural exhibition with New York artist Inka Essenhigh. Entitled Comet Dust & Crystal Shards, this new body of work was created over the span of a calendar year with the focus of seasons as inspiration of each composition. With her surreal touch and unique creative process of blending external and internal influences, Essenhigh again takes our breath away with a stunning series of magical paintings. Check out images from the show below.
It’s been over a month since our last video summary here on AM – something we call Rewind. Leading things off is a video (via Designboom) detailing Miguel Chevalier’s mix of new technology with ancient structures. Created for the Festival Internazionale Di Andria Castel Dei Mondi, the installation transforms a castle in Italy with “magic carpets.” Other notable videos include: A video profile of Shohei Otomo by Backwoods Gallery. Mark Dean Veca launches a new apparel line with Rare. Nathan Spoor studio visit by Juxtapoz. Daniel […]
There’s a fresh player in the gallery ranks of New York City and it’s Jacob Lewis Gallery. AM visited the newly minted space in Chelsea as they prepared for their inaugural exhibition featuring the dreamy touches of Inka Essenhigh. Entitled Comet Dust & Crystal Shards, these new paintings have been in the works for over a year as the locally-based artist utilized the changing seasons around her as part inspiration for her surreal imagery. Melding external influences with her unique creative process, Essenhigh effortlessly blends imagination & mystery with the tangible […]
We were able to catch Inka Essenhigh’s latest show “The Old New Age” at 303 Gallery just before it closed last Saturday, and we were glad we did. Whereas the surrealist painter’s works had previously been abstract compositions with forms that hinted of being representational of people and landscapes, her current pieces are for the most part figurative, portraying enchanted scenes of forests and goddesses. Her bright palates and fantastic images bring to mind stills from beautifully rendered animated stories. See all the images, after […]