Mark Entwisle nominated the artist Keniche Hoshine:
I discovered Keniche Hoshine's paintings on the internet a few years ago and we have since become instagram and tumblr friends. He is very open and generous and his work has been a great inspiration to me.
His paintings are small in scale, using a mix of oil, acrylic, paper, ink and wax on wooden panels. he creates exquisite passages of figurative painting that are juxtaposed with and partially obscured by swathes of thick black or white paint and transparent glazes that are often scraped back and scored. He paints with a wonderful balance of clarity and obfuscation, control and chance. Faces and limbs appear to emerge from or dissolve into their surroundings.
I was attracted by the sense of impermanence and mystery that pervades. It's not at all clear what is happening or what they are about and that is what i like about them. Heavy with melancholic atmosphere and implied narratives, they seem like damaged stills from an unknown film, that have begun to deteriorate.
Work by Kenichi Hoshine: