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Jason de Graaf  Montreal, QC, Canada


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Jason de Graaf from Quebec describes his process as “staging an alternate reality”. In his paintings, he strives to capture a vibrant depth that is rarely found in photography, rather than depicting reality faithfully. The relationship between light and reflective, transparent surfaces is a recurring theme. De Graaf regards it as a means to communicate the mysterious and intuitive, beneath the surface: “My journey to understand those qualities which convey a sense of wonder and intrigue, so I try to remain open to new ideas throughout.””

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07.04.2012 @ 3:21 AM

have people forgotten about Charles Bell? - this is a shallow tribute act.


05.09.2011 @ 10:27 PM

I want to see these paintings in a gallery. I really thought it was photos until I read the description - and I'm still not convinced that is paint! Amazing.


01.04.2011 @ 1:18 PM

That's AMAZING! It looks just like a photograph! Beautiful art work.

Telly savalas

12.21.2010 @ 4:53 PM

Out of experience, emotion and our creativity comes your expression called Art.
Only when we add the mind can an observer read it.
But, only, when we add the heart, can an observer understand it and feel what we meant by it.
-Telly Savalas Lattimore


12.12.2010 @ 11:40 AM

I ADORE that you've paid homage to Escher in this, not only with the refective globe but with the books, simply amazing

Katy morales

11.22.2010 @ 2:10 PM

Even though he's Canadian he's rather awesome.


10.31.2010 @ 11:11 PM

This is truely amazing i couldnt even tell it was a painting at first. its stunning and it has a very cool feel to it could look at it for hours

Ed atkins

10.25.2010 @ 6:21 AM


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10.13.2010 @ 8:56 PM

I'm not worthy of observing such a definition of true artistic harmony between a medium and the subconscious infinity of an artist's mind. I don't think that anyone could ever equate to any aspect of this. I can feel the universal scale of focus on the reflections of the spheres and the books as artworks independent of the actual background. I'd die before I finished being awestruck and mesmerized by these. Jason, you are an artist nonpareil at what you do...never stop.

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