Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 19, 2013
This morning we feature the strange the hyperreal paintings of New York-based artist Bryan Drury. Stemming from a desire to challenge the conventions of traditional portraiture, Drury carefully selected affluent members of society to sit for him, and rather than acquiescing to expectations of flattery, he exploits the power of oil paint to describe their corporeal flaws as precisely as possible. Finding liberation in this reversal of patronage roles, Drury focuses on the organic quality of the flesh and shows the animalistic side of humans that we so commonly attempt to conceal.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Omar Ortiz' hyperreal paintings are not new to the site, and we plan on continuing our coverage of the work in the coming months because he has a prolific body of work going that is stunningly realistic. We know we cover hyperrealism on the site often, but coming across Ortiz' new work, Focus II, we had to doubletake at how insanely real these hands and depth of field are captured in this painting... see the details...
Juxtapoz // Sunday, October 20, 2013
We're having some fun and flashbacks to our childhood today with this collection of TMNT characters by artist David Rapoza that not only includes Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Raphael, but also Master Splinter, Shredder, and April O'Neil among others. I think we're in the mood for some pizza now...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 02, 2013
We are enjoying the work of Antwerp, Belgium-based artist Christiane Vleugels this morning. Christiane creates incredibly detailed oil paintings.
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."
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.
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!
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.
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)
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...