Fresh Figures

Mad Women-ish by Anna Valdez

Mad Women-ish by Anna Valdez

Doris by Anna Valdez

Doris by Anna Valdez

Goodnight, Thomas by Xinyi Cheng

Goodnight, Thomas by Xinyi Cheng

The Haircut by Xinyi Cheng

The Haircut by Xinyi Cheng

Hulda con espejo vicelado by Gustavo Peña

Hulda con espejo vicelado by Gustavo Peña

Swimming outside the boundaries of Castle Grayskull by Gustavo Peña

Swimming outside the boundaries of Castle Grayskull by Gustavo Peña

Swimming outside the boundaries of Castle Grayskull (detail) by Gustavo Peña

Swimming outside the boundaries of Castle Grayskull (detail) by Gustavo Peña

Swimming outside the boundaries of Castle Grayskull (detail) by Gustavo Peña

Swimming outside the boundaries of Castle Grayskull (detail) by Gustavo Peña

The figures painted by Anna Valdez, Xinyi Cheng, and Gustavo Peña have got us inching towards our palettes and ready to paint some ladies and gents of our own! While Anna and Xinyi’s work reside in flat, mysterious planes, Gustavo’s figures rest in a more rendered sense of space. Nevertheless, the use of muted and pastel colors tie all three artists together.