Joel Rea is the "Outsider": Surreal and the Real From the Australian Painter

October 23, 2017

The Queensland-based painter just closed a new show, "Outsider," at Mitchell Fine Art in Brisbane, so of his most bold and beautiful works to date. If you remember, Joel Rea was a featured artist in our Juxtapoz Hyperreal book we released a few years back. 

As the gallery notes, "Described as a contemporary surrealist painter, Rea’s hyper real, allegorical works explore the dualities of the human condition. In this exhibition Rea looks at the notion of humanities assured omnipotence whilst acknowledging the fragility of our existence and the transitory nature of our time on this planet."