Hi-Fructose Vol. 24 is out now. My copies came in the mail over the weekend and I was so psyched to see this gorgeous piece from Henrik Aarrestad Uldalen on the cover. I admit, I have personal reasons for being so excited. I did the interview with Uldalen for this issue. He is an amazing up-and-coming artist from Norway whose paintings frequently feature photorealistic images people floating. It was a real treat to have the chance to talk to him.
I also interviewed Josh Keyes for this issue. Keyes has done some of the coolest wildlife paintings I’ve ever scene. His animals mingle with symbols of contemporary urban life and are often submerged in geometric pools of water. Keyes is a really fascinating person to interview and I look forward to seeing more of his work soon.
This is the second time I’ve contributed to Hi-Fructose and I can’t tell you how much I love working on these stories for them. I’ve long admired the magazine’s smart and forward-minded art coverage. It’s also nice to write for such a gorgeous, print publication.
As far as I know, these stories aren’t available online. If you want to read them, you have to purchase a copy of the magazine. Trust me, you’ll want to see it in print and keep it in your collection for years. Hi-Fructose is quarterly and you can purchase a subscription on their website. You can also buy Vol. 24 individually through the website (same for Vol. 23, which features my interview with Joao Ruas) or try to track it down at a good local bookstore.