I'm a longtime fan of Jason de Graafʼs work and have had the lucky opportunity to write about him for an art publication in the past. I am so consistently blown away by his art, each and every time that he shares a new piece, that I just had to pass on the stupendousness.
Jason's paintings are so stunning that itʼs almost impossible to not do a double-take when you encounter them. Though the foundation of his work relies on hyperrealistic techniques, there is much more lurking beneath each magniﬁcent surface. The connection between reﬂections, light, and emotion are powerful and each painting has a sense of mystery and intrigue beneath the layers.
Born in Montreal, Canada and currently hailing from Quebec, Jason studied illustration at Dawson College in Montreal from 1993 to 1996. After working as an illustrator for many years, de Graaf began dedicating his attention to painting in 2005, offering the ﬁne art world a feast of inspiration ever since.
As he states, “My paintings are about staging an alternate reality, the illusion of verisimilitude on the painted surface, ﬁltered so that it expresses my unique vision.” What an extraordinary vision indeed. Art enthusiasts will be blown away by the composition, colors, depth, and grasp of reﬂective qualities displayed in Jasonʼs work.
To see more of his incredible paintings and to keep up on his latest work, be sure to visit de Graaf's blog.
Mind you, these are ALL paintings...not photographs. See...I told you that you might do a double-take!