J. Howard


Art is often perceived as a way of detachment from reality, a key to unlocking some hidden meaning in the environment. This is not completely true for art genres like Hyperrealism, where the line between reality and art is practically erased. Hyperrealism is considered an effective advancement of Photorealism of the 1960’s, However, the newly developed style still contains some subtle differences from its predecessor. The Photorealists aimed to reproduce photographs as precisely as possible so that the human eye could not distinguish between the original and the work of art. As a Hyperrealist, the goal is to be a purist in the technique. I strive to take the technique further, developing ways to include a narrative, charm and emotion into a drawing. I never want to leave it void of “personality”.