Hyper-realistic Oil Paintings by Francois Chartier

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Realism has always been of tremendous interest to Montreal-based artist Francois Chartier. While his paintings are realistic, his 'goal is to create, through layering of mediums and the play of the brush, the illusion of depth and sense of presence beyond what is found in photographs."

Facial Fallout Series by Reiner Hansen

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 30, 2013
Recently, I hopped on the subway to sit for a portrait at Reiner Hansen’s Brooklyn studio and I got see the new series she had been telling me about. In these square format paintings (all 16x16 inches), Reiner merges her own likeness with cliche female types depicted in the media. These women sometimes look like desperate housewives, Walmart shoppers, plastic surgery victims, and crazed Alpha females. 

Hyper-realistic Sculptural Installation by Sun Yuan and Peng Yu

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 30, 2013
Chinese artists Sun Yuan and Peng Yu's often controversial work examines on issues of 'perception, death and the human condition.' Previous installations have used human fat tissue and animals. Their most recent exhibition, If I Die, features giant gel and fiberglass manta rays carrying an old woman through the air followed by a swarm of colorful parrots!

Matt Doust "Final Works" @ Thinkspace Gallery, Culver City

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 16, 2013
Prior to the opening of this show, Matt Doust passed away from an epileptic seizure, and with his family's blessing, Thinkspace honored Matt by presenting a final body of work this month. The result is a stunning body of hyperreal paintings. An accomplished portraitist, Doust’s hyperrealistic paintings explore the concept of identity through the external betrayals of the body. 

Hyperreal Paintings by Simon Hennessey

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 13, 2013
  Birmingham, UK-based artist Simon Hennessey blurs the boundaries of what is real and what is made up by constructing his open interpretations of a reality. He uses the camera as a source to assist him in gathering information before taking to the surface with a brush, paint and impressive skills. Birmingham, UK-based artist Simon Hennessey blurs the boundaries of what is real and what is made up by constructing his open interpretations of a reality. He uses the camera as a source to assist him in gathering information before taking to the surface with a brush, paint and impressive skills. (via)

Summertime Beaching with Hilo Chen

Juxtapoz // Saturday, August 03, 2013
We have absolutely no idea what beach Taiwanese-American artist Hilo Chen goes to create his larger than life hyperreal portraits of woman nude on beaches, but it seems like it could be a nice vacation spot... just sayin. Enjoy the summertime vibes from one of the more accomplished, if not slightly sexy photoreal artists in the world today... 

Everyday Reflections: The Drawings of Heikki Leis

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 29, 2013
A beautiful set of hyperreal graphite drawings of "Everyday" activities by Estonian artist, Heikki Leis. The series features Estonian artists and musicians in the midst of mundane, typical daily meditations, done in fantastic graphite clarity.

The Paintings of Victor Rodriguez

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 26, 2013
Taking a wander around the world wide web this morning, taking notes and checking names, and we stopped at the work of Brooklyn-based, Mexico City-born fine artist and portrait painter Victor Rodriguez. We like the mix of styles and surreal-additions to his portraits, which at first appear to be simple hyperreal depictions but upon closer looks have dream-like, cinematic qualities to them. 

All in the Eyes: The Hyperreal Portraits of Ruben Belloso

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 26, 2013
When we post hyperreal fine artists, we like to see them in context with their work as it gives the painting a more intense, dramatic feel. So looking at Ruben Belloso standing next to his work, in process, makes these portraits all the more better. Even though we kind of want one of the paintings to put its shirt on.

Unreal/Hyperreal Paintings by Damian Loeb

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 24, 2013
We are still trying to figure this artist out, because I have spent a good bit of time staring at this image above and can't wrap my head around the fact that this is a painting. Not in that, oh, it should be a photograph way, but just the immense skill at color and shade that Damian Loeb must have. All of these paintings, depicting intimate moments in bedrooms, either nude or minimally clothed, are just breathtaking to take in. 

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