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.

Marilyn Minter: PLUSH

Erotica // Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Marilyn Minter has long been one of the most talented and alluring of hyperreal painters, and her depictions of the female form are almost surreal in their finished state. Now, well, she has focused her attention on pubic hair, both in painting and photography, and we mean lots of pubic hair, in a new book called "Plush," for which there were only a limited edition of 500 printed with 10 deluxe copies, published by Richard Prince's Fulton Ryder book shop. 

Class War: New Paintings by Nick Flatt @ Moen Mason Art Gallery

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 24, 2014
The Moen Mason Art Gallery in Tucson, AZ has debuted Class War: New paintings by Nick Flatt. Flatt debuted six new paintings and a glitter bombed motorcycle installation at the opening of his new show Class War. Class War deals the viewer six different slices of the social inequality dialog. True to form, Flatt’s new exhibition showcases his jaw dropping attention to detail, technical proficiency, as well as his views on consumerism.


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