Photorealist Pastel Drawings by Oliver Jones

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 22, 2014
In his latest series, Love the Skin You're In, British atist Oliver Jones considers the implications inherent in how the media advertises, manipulates and exploits the imagery of flesh. Rendered in colored chalk pastel, the artist's application and delicate handling of his medium mirrors the way in which we apply products to our own skin. Capturing both the translucency and fragility of the skin's surface, Jones' drawings scrutinize subtle variations, colorations and superficialities. The meticulous and time-consuming process by which the artist creates his work is in direct contrast to the immediacy of imagery captured in today's society, and negates the rapid pace at which we are accustomed to consuming images.   

Painting People That Are Underwater: Photoreal works by Gustavo Silva Nuñez

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 11, 2014
We came across these paintings this morning of Gustavo Silva Nuñez, a Venezuelan artist who has a great skill of capturing subjects as they swim or are submerged underwater in a series of paintings. One of the best things we see in these paintings is the way he captures the surface of the water. Well done.

The Photoreal Works of Glennray Tutor

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 18, 2014
Based in Oxford, Mississippi, Glennray Tutor is an American painter best known for his incredible photorealistic paintings, suffused with bright colors and nostalgic themes. Part of the Photorealism art movement, Tutor's work is featured in numerous public, corporate, and private collections, and has been displayed alongside such esteemed artists as Roy Lichtenstein, Chuck Close, and Robert Rauschenberg.

New Photoreal Mastery from Yigal Ozeri

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 18, 2014
No question: We love the work of Yigal Ozeri. So much so that the artist will be in a book we are curating at the moment that will make its way onto bookshelves by late 2014. The New York-based, israeli born artist is the ultimate double-take artist. Is it a photo? Is it a painting? Take a look at some new works...

Kim Ji-Hoon's Rendered Realism

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.

Photorealistic Paintings on Wood by Ivan Hoo

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 16, 2014
Ivan Hoo, a native Singaporean artist who lives and breathes art. His photorealistic and anamorphic drawings and paintings use pencil and pastel to amazing effects! Among his most notable achievements, Ivan had his first exhibition in 50 x 50 Square Invasion Painting Show 2011. Moreover, Artspace Intinc Singapore celebrates with a collaboration with other international artists. Currently, his drawings and paintings are displayed in Art Speaks Studio, a local art space located in Singapore.

Wrinkled Paintings by Stefania Fersini

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'."

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. 

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.
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