Christian Rex van Minnen

Christian Rex Van Minnen’s remarkable paintings showcase a mastery of traditional oil painting techniques that are paired wildly with a fascination for historical painting, witty humor, and a strong inclination towards the grotesque.

His still lives pay homage to Dutch vanitas painting yet, even using modes of traditional depiction, they expand to encompass modern sensibilities through the addition of present-day objects and graphic symbols; rainbows, uncanny mushrooms, Cretaceous plant life and hearts and stars accompany decaying flowers, rotted fruit, and scenic lands far away.

His portraits reference the unconventional Mannerist painter Guiseppe Arcimboldo, as well as contemporaries such as Glen Brown and Ivan Albright. Like his still lives, Christian’s portraits are conventional in composition and style, yet his subject’s faces are unrecognizable, malformed and undefinable. They are constructed from a cluster of earthly refuse; human and animal skin, organs and entrails, fruit, insect parts, fur, and textiles come together to emanate feelings of unease, horror, and wonder through intricate, realistic depiction.

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Jason John’s Realism

Jason John paints extraordinarily detailed scenes of dramatic narratives. These stories touch on the ephemeral side of a serendipitous coincidence – that cold forbidden zone of the wandering brain. More after the jump!

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Annemarie Busscher’s Magnified Portraits

Annemarie Busscher’s ultra realistic drawings are less about portraiture and more about the scientific research of the skins surface. Every bump, imperfection, blemish, wrinkle, and bits of uneven skin are documented in exquisite detail documenting humanities slow decay.

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Lee Price- Have Your Cake And Eat It Too

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I’m not usually a big fan of photorealism but these paintings by Lee Price are unreal!

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Roberto Bernardi has dedicated his career to creating hyper-realistic paintings.

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