Dan Witz "NY Hardcore" @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 04, 2014
Tomorrow Jonathan LeVine Gallery will be presenting NY Hardcore, recent works by Brooklyn-based artist Dan Witz in what will be his second solo exhibition at the gallery, accompanied by a printed catalog. With a career spanning over thirty years, Dan Witz is known for his tromp l’oeil street interventions and extensive studio practice. Applying old master painting techniques in the manner of Bosch or Brueghel to his works on canvas, the artist depicts hyper-realistic figurative imagery in portraits, landscapes, and still lifes.

Hyperreal Pencil Drawings by Redosking

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 20, 2014
We know eyes are an important piece of the artist's puzzle when doing either figurative or any kind of painting, but these pieces from Redosking are quite impressive on the scale of talented of hyperreal works. Knowing that they are done by colored pencils with this much detail is another measure of the artist's talent. 

Realistic Drawings by Steve Caldwell

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 17, 2014
This morning we check out UK-based artist Steve Caldwell's portraits. Known for producing meticulously realistic artwork in acrylics, Steve has produced work for exhibitions as well as private collections, commissions and the publishing industry including Puffin Books, Scholastic, Oxford University Press, and more.

The Works of LEAH TINARI

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Leah Tinari is an artist based in New York, NY. Since graduating from RISD in 1999 Tinari has documented her life and friends through photos and paintings that capture the energy and exuberance of her surroundings. Her signature use of rich bright color and dynamic composition continues to captivate viewers with its contemporary content and references to the history of figurative painting... 

The Hyperreal Works of Dutch Artist, Jantina Peperkamp

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 28, 2014
The photorealistic painting of the Dutch artist Jantina Peperkamp emit a soft and exquisite light with an incredible precision, while the viewers can read a certain loneliness and desolation in it. The final result is established by the energy that arises between the artist and her model, as the artist functions as observer and as identifier. Because Jantina Peperkamp considers all her paintings as self-portraits, and it is very important for the painter to recognize herself in her models.

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.