Jan 29, 2019
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Hyperrealistic Still Life Paintings by Jason de Graaf

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Born in 1971 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, artist Jason de Graaf specializes in hyperrealistic still life paintings using acrylics. In an interview with Poets and Artists magazine (p. 83), de Graaf says he went to college for illustration and design but fell in love with painting after an illustrator named Sharif Taraby came into his class to give a painting demonstration.

Jason is represented by Galerie de Bellefeuille in Montreal. In his artist statement he explains:

“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.”

 

Below you will find a small selection of Jason’s incredible artwork. To see more, visit his website at jasondegraaf.blogspot.com

 

1. Aether
Acrylic on canvas 27″ x 44″

Artwork by JASON DE GRAAF
Website | Galerie de Bellefeuille

 

 

2. Bedlam
Acrylic on canvas 30″ x 24″

Artwork by JASON DE GRAAF
Website | Galerie de Bellefeuille

 

 

3. Odyssey
Acrylic on canvas 30″ x 40″

Artwork by JASON DE GRAAF
Website | Galerie de Bellefeuille

 

 

4. Untitled
Acrylic on canvas 30″ x 30″

Artwork by JASON DE GRAAF
Website | Galerie de Bellefeuille

 

 

5. Fluid Mechanics
Acrylic on panel 22″ x 42″

Artwork by JASON DE GRAAF
Website | Galerie de Bellefeuille

 

 

6. Colossus
Acrylic on panel 24″ x 24″

Artwork by JASON DE GRAAF
Website | Galerie de Bellefeuille

 

 

7. Ice Palace
Acrylic on canvas 24″ x 36″

Artwork by JASON DE GRAAF
Website | Galerie de Bellefeuille

 

 

8. Dalliance
Acrylic on canvas 36″ x 24″

Artwork by JASON DE GRAAF
Website | Galerie de Bellefeuille

 

 

9. Citadel
Acrylic on canvas 30″ x 40″

Artwork by JASON DE GRAAF
Website | Galerie de Bellefeuille

 

 

10. Suspension of Disbelief
Acrylic on canvas 24″ x 36″

Artwork by JASON DE GRAAF
Website | Galerie de Bellefeuille

 

 

11. Parallel Lines That Never Meet
Acrylic on canvas 36″ x 36″

Artwork by JASON DE GRAAF
Website | Galerie de Bellefeuille

 

 

12. Evergreen
Acrylic on canvas 25″ x 40.5″

Artwork by JASON DE GRAAF
Website | Galerie de Bellefeuille

 

 

 

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