TRAC2014, Women by Women, and Resonating Images III

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 26, 2014
The second coming of The Representational Art Conference (TRAC) will take place March 2-5, 2014 at the Crowne Point Plaza hotel in Ventura. The 4-day conference is packed with presentations, demos, and panel discussions given by an international cast of artists, curators, philosophers, and art writers. The brain child of Michael Pearce and Michael Lynn Adams, the conference was founded in 2012 responding to a need for more writing and organizational support for our growing contemporary figurative movement.

The Photorealistic Works of Lee Price

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 20, 2014
Lee Price has attained a Bachelor of Fine Art from Moore College of Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Since then, she has made some impressive photo-realist paintings primarily depicting a bizarrely erotic past-time consuming sweets in the bathtub and around the house...

Update: The Photoreal Works of Yigal Ozeri

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 13, 2014
New York-based artist Yigal Ozeri has continued to take hyper-realism to the next level. It's hard to believe that his work isn’t an actual photograph. Capturing solar flares, dreamy light, and contrasting color tones, he’s shown just how far he’s willing to go to capture a moment.

Paintings by Jason Bard Yarmosky

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 07, 2014
Jason Bard Yarmosky has devoted much of his painting to exploring the concept of aging through portraits of grandparents. The cheerful nature of his work lends a playful but honest touch to a beautiful series of paintings. Jason is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts and currently lives in New York City.

Willi Kissmer's Erotic Realism

Erotica // Friday, January 10, 2014
Willi Kissmer was born in Duisburg, Germany and had an extensive career as a musician, until his concentration on the visual arts began. After an educational stay in India he established a studio and workshop in the "Hebeturm" tower in Duisburg and since then has had numerous exhibitions in the US and England. His gorgeous, naturally provocative paintings depict the soft erotic elements of light, shadow, fabric and skin in beautiful realism.

"Based on Actual Events" Group Show @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 10, 2014
We have been exploring and researching a great deal of realism on the site over the past few years, noticing that the medium of hyperrealism, or photorealism as it gets labeled as well, is going through a very robust and interesting phase. Jonathan LeVine Gallery has curated a new exhibition, "Based on Actual Events," that brings together 4 artists we really enjoy, Alyssa Monks, Joel Rea, Diego Koi, and Eloy Morales, opening Saturday, January 11, 2014.

Hyperreal Noodle Sculptures by Seung Yul Oh

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 06, 2014
One of our favorite pieces of art from 2013's Art Basel Hong Kong was the outside, interactive sculpture, "Periphery", by Seung Yul Oh, on display in the main hall of the Fair. We were happy to see this great project also pop up on the web in recent days, the New Zealand-based, Seoul-born artist's series of hyperreal, resin sculptures of various Korean noodle dishes. Hanging over 12-feet above a gallery floor, Oh not only created the noodles to suspend in air, but the meats, vegetables, and eggs all are hand-crafted and appear edible. 

Best of 2013: Ron Mueck

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 30, 2013
Originally published on November 18th, 2013: Ron Mueck, whose larger-than-life hyperreal sculptures have seen huge success in the past year with his incredible show at Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in Paris saw his exhibit travel to Fundación Proa in Buenos Aires on November 16th. It will continue on to the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro in March of 2014. 

Best of 2013: Hyperrealistic Animals Made From Painted Layers of Resin

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 30, 2013
Originally published on November 4th, 2013: Singapore-based artist Keng Lye is back with some new resin paingings. By meticulously painting layers of epoxy resin with acrylics, Lye produces works of art that float somewhere between painting and sculpture. Each piece can consist of patiently executed layers which are necessary to create the sense of depth they have. The series is titled Alive Without Breath.

Best of 2013: Photoreal Drawings by Diego Fazio

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Originally published on January 10th, 2013: What we love about thse photoreal drawings by Diego Fazio is that he also gives us a bit of behind-the-scenes process shots as well. Using only pencil and paper, Fazio began as a tattoo artist and now can spend up to 200 hours on a single pencil portrait.