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

The Double Exposure Paintings of Pakayla Rae Biehn

Juxtapoz // Saturday, December 22, 2012
We have shown a bunch of double-exposure photography techniques on the site this year, and we are fans of the double exposure styled paintings of Pakayla Rae Biehn. Having shown at Thinkspace in the past, we were familiar with the work, but having seen that we showed you a few double-exposrure bodies of work this week, we wanted to showcase Biehn's paintings.

Photorealistic Works by JKB Fletcher

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 21, 2012
JKB Fletcher is a working artist from the UK, living in Melbourne, Australia. "My hopes are for Australia to provide a new cultural influence to my work and a maturity only developed through experience. My paintings address questions of whether photorealism or hyperrealism is anything more than a photograph with oil based paint. Using ‘reality’ and sensuality, Surface, texture, contrast and form to provoke thoughts and sensations of physicality and beauty" he states.

Top 20 Photoreal Artists

Top List // Thursday, December 13, 2012
Over the past 6 months, we have noticed a trend that we thought was true and was proven correct. Our readers love a good hyperreal, photorealstic painting. Each artist with the skill to create a photorealistic piece has their own style and strengths, and we combed over our content from the past year to bring to you the very best photoreal painters featured Juxtapoz.com. Don't blink and make sure you look closely. These are the talents that make you have a double take.
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