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.”