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.

Hyperreal Oil Paintings by Emily Burns

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Beautiful, sensuous hyperrealistic oil paintings by Emily Burns highlighting the messy seduction and allure that is possible with a little imagination and a lot of cake frosting- with sprinkles on top. Emily creates beautiful, glowing portraits of females out of New York. Happy Birthday to me.

Danny Heller Paints Midcentury Architecture Now

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Danny Heller's paintings take a central focus on midcentury architectural design, often working directly from photographs of these beautiful yet stripped down homes in palm fringed landscapes like Palm Springs  where the peak of the  1960s spacious and minimalist approach remains in full glory. Heller's works themselves are impeccably painted quite easily described as photo-realistic.

Jean-Pierre Roy "Terraformer" @ Mark Moore, Culver City

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 15, 2012
An artist we are prepping a feature on for the print magazine, Mark Moore Gallery proudly presents Terraformer, an inaugural exhibition of paintings by Brooklyn-based artist, Jean-Pierre Roy. Despite his photorealistic prowess, Roy's terrains are sourced from pure imagination – cinematic dystopias through a Dutch Golden Age lens.

More Photoreal Works from Yigal Ozeri

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 17, 2012
We have posted about the art of Yigal Ozeri recently on the site, but it dawned on us yesterday to look into some of his past works, and wow, he has some truly fantastic pieces in his career. Photoreal is one thing, but there is something unique about these paintings, something a photo can't capture with unique methods of captuing sunlight and color. 

New Works by Alyssa Monks

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 16, 2012
This past summer, we were very impressed by the new series of paintings by Brooklyn-based Alyssa Monks. Today, we look at a few new works, as well as a few studies from Monks, works that are characterized by the appearence that the subjects are being captured in the fog of a shower, with a bit of hiding and protection for the models.

The Works of Markus Akesson

Juxtapoz // Sunday, October 14, 2012
We saw these new works by Swedish fine artist, Markus Akesson, yesterday, and they stayed in the back of our mind's all night, so we figured that must be a sign. The new paintings, most of them shown here, were on display at the VIDA Museum in Borgholm, Sweden, through September 30, 2012. The works are all oil on linen.

The Works of Alban Grosdidier

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 12, 2012
At just 20 years old, Paris based artist Alban Grosdider has created an amazing body of photographic work that touches upon a dark subject manner. The series, Drowning, is a project that confronts the feeling of submersion that one feels living in a big city.

The Works of Henrik Uldalen

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 07, 2012
Oslo, Norway-based Henrick Uldalen is a young up-and-coming self-taught painter. His atmosphere and subject matter is often depicted as being in a limbo or dream-like state. Despite his realistic approach, photographic accuracy is not what he seeks to achieve.

John Anderton

Tattoo // Tuesday, September 04, 2012
John Anderton is an award winning expert in his field, currently enjoying realism work and large scale challenges in his tattoo art. John is influenced by the work of Mike DeVries and Nikko Hurtado and they are both influential in his approach to colour realism.
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