Joel Rea "Beasts of Arcadia" @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 09, 2015
Joel Rea was on of the great painters in our Juxtapoz Hyperreal book, and we got attracted to his surreal works through Jonathan LeVine. So it makes sense then that Rea's newest solo show, Beasts of Arcadia, will open at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC on September 12 and run through October 10, and look to be a stellar, painterly show of dreamlike sequences and apocalyptic endings. 

Juxtapoz Hyperreal: Joel Rea

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 12, 2015
I'm sort of a hybrid, like most contemporary painters. I'd say the closest description I could give of myself is that I'm a Photo-Surrealist painter. I'm a huge fan of Surrealism, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Mythological Art, and that attraction creates my own thirst to indulge. Photorealism has been the backbone of my painting technique but instead of making paintings that can be mistaken for a photograph, I'm attempting to create images with a sense of newness, featuring personal narratives and symbolism. 

"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.

Paintings by Joel Rea

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 03, 2013
This morning we take a look at the work of Queensland, Australia-based artist Joel Rea. Joel is the winner of the 2011 Gold Coast Rotary Young Achiever in Vocational Excellence and holds a BA of Fine Arts from the Queensland College of Art.

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