Sunday, 19 February 2012

That Morning by Jason De Graaf

I'm a huge fan of super-realism art and marvel the talent of artists who can paint this way. So after spending an hour staring at Jason De Graaf's website, I've finally decided to feature this painting, though in fairness it was a tough choice, as I love them all. Incredible talent. This piece is called 'That Morning' and is acrylic on wood. 24" x 18". Here's what Jason says about his work: "My paintings are about staging an alternate reality, the illusion of verisimilitude on the painted surface, filtered so that it expresses my unique vision. Though my paintings may appear photoreal my goal is not to reproduce or document faithfully what I see one hundred percent, but also to create the illusion of depth and sense of presence not found in photographs. Many of my paintings are about the relationship of light with reflective and transparent surfaces and my journey to understand those qualities and convey my sense of wonder and intrigue over them. In all of my paintings the subject matter is a springboard and a means to explore my ability to communicate something unique to the viewer. I use colours and composition intuitively with the intent of imbuing my paintings with emotion, mood and mystery. Throughout, I try to remain open to new ideas as the painting unfolds."