An Update with Lu Cong

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 21, 2015
Lu Cong was born in Shanghai in 1978 and immigrated to the United States at the age of 11. After graduating from the University of Iowa in 2000 with degrees in biology and art, he moved to Denver, CO after deciding to pursue portrait art rather than medicine. Since 2002, Lu has been studying at the Denver Art Students League, focusing his studies on life drawing, and has exhibited his work at that arts venue for the past decade.

Eloy Morales "About Head" @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 18, 2015
Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to present About Head, an exhibition of new paintings by Spanish artist Eloy Morales in what will be his debut solo exhibition in the United States. In conjunction with About Head, a limited-edition exhibition catalogue was released at the opening reception (with an introduction and interview by Juxtapoz editor, Evan Pricco).

Paintings and Drawings by Shu Jian Zhang

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 04, 2015
At the first glance, Zhang’s often small-scale paintings would seem to be photorealistic portraits, and although there is a strong emphasis on details, if you give it just a few more seconds to sink in, you would realise that the artist’s intention is not merely to portray his subjects in a way that is closest to reality, but rather, he aims to express his simple yet unconventional concepts in a way that exceeds reality.

Pastels Become Water: New Work by Zaria Forman w/ Artstar

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Zaria Forman's amazing hyperreal works of both the ocean and various distant islands of the world are quite breathtaking. We have featured not only in a special Juxtapoz Presents video, but also in our Hyperreal book. We just found out that ArtStar partnered with Zaria Forman to "create affordable, limited edition prints of her work. Pastels to Water presents NEW images from the Maldives and Greenland series as well as Israel images." The show is exclusive to Artsy from April 1st- May 1st...

The Hyperreal Paintings of Patrick Kramer

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Utah-based artist Patrick Kramer paints photorealistic images of flowers, insects and fish, as well as beautiful floating women. He says that hyperrealistic art suits his personality since he's slighlty obsessive.

Evan Penny's Stretched and Skewed Hyperreal Sculptures

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Evan Penny creates altered renderings of the human figure from silicone, pigment, hair, fabric and aluminum. Pushing the limits of figural representation through distortions of stretching skewing, and exaggerated scale, Penny further "blurs the boundaries between the real and the unreal, truth and imagination, and photography and sculpture."

An Update with the Hyperreal, Hypersexual Bic Drawings of Juan Francisco Casas (NSFW)

Erotica // Tuesday, March 17, 2015
We are familiar with the works of Juan Francisco Casas because when it first appeared on the web a few years ago, we were all quite amazed at the bic pen detail and extreme photoreal quality of the work. Now, we trying to figure out how the artist gets this hypersexual work on social media... 

The Dripping Hyperreal Paintings of Mike Dargas

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 16, 2015
You know we like a good hyperreal painter here at Juxtapoz... I mean, we made an entire book on the subject in late 2014. We just came across these works by German painter Mike Dargas, and although we were about to throw these in Erotica (I mean, dripping honey and chocolate on women in this context is a little on naughty side). we found the paintings of the tough guys at the end not so much erotic as they were badass and mean. 

Hyperreal Process: Graphite Drawings by Monica Lee

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 22, 2015
One of the things that puts a good hyperreal drawing in context is a process photo. I think most of the time, myself included, think that perhaps an artist may be pulling some digital trickery in their amazing illustrations, and Malaysia-based artist Monica Lee does these fanastic graphite drawings, but also shows her process along the way. 

Juxtapoz Hyperreal: Connection - Alyssa Monks

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 08, 2015
We need to feel like we belong to this experience, we need to know our place, we need to know where we fit. We need to feel that we're accepted for who we are. So the goal you may think is to, get a show, get press or to make money or to have fame. But it's not, the thing we all really want is to feel connected.
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