Hyperreal Paintings by Kyle Barnes

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 23, 2014
Kyle Barnes is an artist we are getting into today, and just randomly came across some of his process shots and got hooked. From his site: "From Cookstown, Northern Ireland, Kyle Barnes graduated from The University of Ulster, Belfast, in 2010 with a BA Hons degree in Fine and Applied Arts. Since then he has won the Towry prize at the National Open Art Competition, exhibited at the prestigious Pallant House Gallery in Chicester and most recently been awarded the KPMG Young Artist Award at the RUA Belfast.

The Bull Fighter Paintings by Christian Gaillard

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 23, 2014
Somewhere, Ernest Hemingway is happy. And perhaps a littly tipsy. Perhaps both. In the spirit of "The Sun Also Rises," or maybe a connection we are just making in our own heads because of the subject matter, French artist Christian Gaillard has been painting this intricate and stunning portraits of bullfighters since the 1980s.

Life-Size Hyperrealistic Sculptures by Marc Sijan

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 23, 2014
This is the story of a Milwaukee man, an extremely talented sculptor whose works are found all over the world and who in fact is rated Number One in his genre, yet is better known in cities of Europe, Asia and The Middle East than he is right here in his own home town. His name is Marc Sijan. His Artform is Hyper Realism.

New Nudes by Omar Ortiz (NSFW)

Erotica // Friday, October 03, 2014
Omar Ortiz is a fantastic painter from Mexico who does these stunningly real (well, if you get nude women around you like this all the time, this is real for you) oil on canvas pieces. He will be a part of our upcoming "Hyperreal" book, but in the meantime, here is an update of some of his works for you to see today... 

Photorealist Pastel Drawings by Oliver Jones

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 22, 2014
In his latest series, Love the Skin You're In, British atist Oliver Jones considers the implications inherent in how the media advertises, manipulates and exploits the imagery of flesh. Rendered in colored chalk pastel, the artist's application and delicate handling of his medium mirrors the way in which we apply products to our own skin. Capturing both the translucency and fragility of the skin's surface, Jones' drawings scrutinize subtle variations, colorations and superficialities. The meticulous and time-consuming process by which the artist creates his work is in direct contrast to the immediacy of imagery captured in today's society, and negates the rapid pace at which we are accustomed to consuming images.   

Black and White Paintings by Rebecca Adams

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 19, 2014
Rebecca Adams is an artist based out of Providence, RI. She graduated from RISD in 2006 with a BFA in photography. Her paintings focus on black and white portraiture referencing stylized and graphic photography and film. She transitioned into painting after school, utilizing her skills in photography and lighting to aid in her subject matter.

Sensual Hyperreal Mouths

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 12, 2014
Hubert de Lartigue currently lives and works in Vitry-sur-Seine near Paris. His newest work is super sensual airbrush. He says, “What'smore anonymous than a detail? What could be more intimate, too? For the perspective of the viewer on such details is only possible with very close proximity, the distance at which it is possible to perceive the scent of the other…”

Painting People That Are Underwater: Photoreal works by Gustavo Silva Nuñez

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 11, 2014
We came across these paintings this morning of Gustavo Silva Nuñez, a Venezuelan artist who has a great skill of capturing subjects as they swim or are submerged underwater in a series of paintings. One of the best things we see in these paintings is the way he captures the surface of the water. Well done.

Hyperreal Erotic Paintings by Hubert de Lartigue

Erotica // Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Not all of these paintings are in the "erotic" category, but most of them are of the NSFW work persuasion, and most of these paintings by Hubert de Lartigue are rendered beautifully. From full nudes, to an interest in belly buttons, to some very nice obsessios with tongues, de Lartigue uses acrylic on canvas for all these works. 

Update: The Hyperreal Works of Germany's Dirk Dzimirsky

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 20, 2014
And to think, the only Dirk we knew works in Dallas. We ran across these beautiful drawings by Dirk Dzimirsky last night, and as much as we love how he composes faces, we love the way he captures water and movement around the subject's face. 
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