Verisimilitude at its finest

art blog - de graff - empty kingdom

Jason de Graaf is a hyper, hyper realist. The Canada-based artist uses acrylic paint to achieve photo-like images. However, there is more to his work than just technically astounding replication.

De Graaf states, “I use my subject as a springboard and a means to explore my ability as a picture maker. 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 and surprises as the painting unfolds.”

art blog - de graff - empty kingdom

art blog - de graff - empty kingdom

art blog - de graff - empty kingdom

art blog - de graff - empty kingdom

art blog - de graff - empty kingdom

art blog - de graff - empty kingdom

art blog - de graff - empty kingdom

art blog - de graff - empty kingdom

http://jasondegraaf.blogspot.com/
http://www.plusonegallery.com/Artist-Info.cfm?ArtistsID=495&Object=#Bio