Update: The Photoreal Works of Yigal Ozeri

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 13, 2014
New York-based artist Yigal Ozeri has continued to take hyper-realism to the next level. It's hard to believe that his work isn’t an actual photograph. Capturing solar flares, dreamy light, and contrasting color tones, he’s shown just how far he’s willing to go to capture a moment.

Paintings by Jason Bard Yarmosky

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 07, 2014
Jason Bard Yarmosky has devoted much of his painting to exploring the concept of aging through portraits of grandparents. The cheerful nature of his work lends a playful but honest touch to a beautiful series of paintings. Jason is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts and currently lives in New York City.

The Surreal Works of Jorge Santos

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 23, 2014
Looking through our archives this week, we remembered how much we liked the cover story from June 2006 with Portuguese painter, Jorge Santos. We love the way his work is described on his website: "They are not pre-assembled sets such as that of the Realist painter, and any 'photo realist' instances are purely the result of the artist’s skill to portray a likeness."

Best of 2013: Photoreal Drawings by Diego Fazio

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Originally published on January 10th, 2013: What we love about thse photoreal drawings by Diego Fazio is that he also gives us a bit of behind-the-scenes process shots as well. Using only pencil and paper, Fazio began as a tattoo artist and now can spend up to 200 hours on a single pencil portrait.

Dan Witz's Mosh Pit Paintings

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Dan Witz is a unique artist in that both his work outside and inside translate very well, often being difficult for many artists. His photo-realistic paintings often have his audience questioning and second-guessing. Born in Chicago, Witz has been exhibiting his paintings for the better part of two decades.The following are few selections from his series “Mosh Pits.”

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. 

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. 

Dan Lydersen & Jeff Ramirez + Sean Mahan + Alex Yanes @ Thinkspace Gallery, Culver City

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 07, 2013
A bunch of new things going on at Thinkspace Gallery this weekend, August 10, with Dan Lydersen & Jeff Ramirez showing in Endless Vacation, and Sean Mahan and Alex Yanes showing in the project room and office space respectively. We have a preview of all the artists work today to show you, a great mix of surreal, hyperreal, and fine art paintings... 

Photorealistic Paintings from Manipulated Photos by Jessica Rebik

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 28, 2013
Illinois-based artist Jessica Rebik's latest series of work attempts to expand the possibilities of her photorealistic painting. She uses photographic references and unapologetically acknowledges the role of the photograph in her process, making 'the viewer aware of the separation between themselves and the original figurative subject.'

The Works of Kevin Peterson

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 22, 2013
We have always enjoyed the works of Kevin Peterson. His work is about the varied journeys we take through life. It’s about growing up and living in a world that is broken. These paintings are about trauma, fear and loneliness and the strength that it takes to survive and thrive. They each contain the contrast of the untainted, young and innocent against a backdrop of a worn, ragged, and defiled world
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