Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Fábio Magalhães works with self-reference painting. Metaphorically connecting images of his own body, feelings and banal situations, Magalhães aims at pointing out conditions inconceivable to be portrayed but through artifices and distortions of reality. As for this, his art pieces are the result of a modus operandi that makes part of the photographic universe and results in a kind of parallel reality, materialized in the universe of painting.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 18, 2014
This morning we take a look at the hyperrealistic paintings of Venice and Udine-based artist Vania Comoretti. Her drawings are created using mixed techniques: water-colour, Indian ink and pastel on paper. Vania attended several courses in advertising graphics before graduating in Restoration and Painting from teh Venice School of Fine Arts.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 03, 2014
If you have followed the Juxtapoz site over the past few years, you would know that we are in a resurgence of hyperrealistic painters making fantastic work. So we might as well look at one of the great hyperrealistic painters of the past 50 years, with Swiss painter Franz Gertsch having a museum show at the Abattoirs Museum in Toulouse, France through the end of August 2014. If you remember, Gertsch had a fantastic series of paintings of Patti Smith completed in the 1970s that have been shown around the world and at Gagosian Gallery.
Juxtapoz // Monday, June 02, 2014
Ron Mueck has long been a favorite of the staff here at Juxtapoz, but we may have found another artist who creates some bizarre and realistic sculptures that may you stop dead in your tracks. Chicago-born, NYC-based installation and sculpture artist Tony Matelli doesn't always create sculpture works, but we collected a bunch of images of 4 significant works to show you today.
Illustration // Sunday, June 01, 2014
These realistic pencil renderings from an artist by the name of Kim Ji-Hoon are seriously blowing my mind right now. I don't even think my eyes are capable of seeing that much detail, let alone re-creating it. We came across some intricatley drawn illustrations of body parts (Arnold Schwarzenegger throwback), landscapes and animals from this incredible talent who chooses to remain pretty anonymous.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 08, 2014
Polish artist Anna Wypych specializes in figurative realism. Her lifelike oil paintings seem effortless in the way that Anna captures the supple, natural curve of skin. In Anna's self portrait, she has successfully recreated all the details...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Italian artist Roberto Bernardi will be opening an exhibition of new hyper realistic paintings at Bernarducci Meisel Gallery in NYC on May 1st. Bernardi spends up to a month creating each painting, using traditional painting techniques of oil on canvas. 'I normally focus on subjects considered banal, like the inside of a fridge, a washing-up machine, the inside of a sweet machine or simply sweets themselves. I like to portray them from an interesting point of view that reveals how interesting they actually are.'
Juxtapoz // Saturday, April 12, 2014
This is not a photo of colored pencils in a box. It's a digital drawing made from scratch in Photoshop. Some may say it’s a waste of talent, others may say it’s a perfect exercise in hyperrealism, and even others still may say nothing at all. But all we can say is wow!
Juxtapoz // Friday, April 11, 2014
Let's go swimming with Carol A. Feuerman and her hyperreal sculptures!
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Creating an interesting wrinkled, crumpled paper effect while using oil on canvas, Stefania Fersini recreates photoreal fashion magazine portraits as a comment on excess and waste. "I’m fed up of going fast, tired of the excesses and superficiality. I need to paint to slow down. I take time off, to meditate, to fast from what is too much. To contemplate beauty, where there is some. I copy because the solution to excess is not to create 'new'."