Australian artist Joel Rea creates photorealistic paintings of natural landscapes and fantastical scenes with a surreal touch. What’s especially impressive is how he manages to paint waves in a way that seem to bring them alive. Rea, who calls himself a ‘contemporary surrealist painter’, often puts himself into his own paintings. via iGNANT
Artist James Rawson resides in Norfolk, England and is a postmodern pop artist. Predominantly working in the medium of collage and painting, Rawson found no inspiration in the beautiful Norfolk landscape he grew up in; instead, the landscape of pop culture fed his artistic drive.
James’ work blurs the boundaries between collage and painting, using preparatory paper collages as reference for his larger paintings. He aims to reflect the multi-layered visual experience we all live in. Appropriating the very images that have become implicit in our society, James’ work disturbs our sense of reality and confuses our perception of popular culture.
Figurative artist Karen Ann Myers - "I am investigating the psychological complexity of women through intimate observations in the bedroom. The work is inspired by the cult of beauty in contemporary mass media. Intricately painted, decorative interiors are invented to titillate the viewer."
"It almost seems like Cologne-based painter Mike Dargas was inspired by Blake Little's honey-covered people when he was painting these hyperreal works. He transfers images of women's faces covered in honey onto the canvas. We're once more impressed by the skill to transfer photographs utterly perfect into large-scale paintings." says iGNANT
Young figurative artist Johnny Morant is steadily making a name for himself as an accomplished painter of the built environment and the people within it; "Playing on the border between clarity and suggestion my work prioritises the intuitive application of paint with an aim to capture the viscosity of light and insecurity of form."