Meet Joel Rea, who is a talented Australian fine artist based in Gold Coast, Australia. He has been nominated as finalist and runner up for many art awards. His awesome paintings takes the viewer on extreme adventures. He produces art that reflects the richness, detail, and complexity of life. His hyper-realistic portraits and landscape feature everything from swirls of stormy winds and water to giant dogs chasing tiny people. He draws from various media, pre-visualized designs, and photo shoots in order to blend different elements into one final and often disorienting picture.
“It’s so easy to smile when you are winning but I guess in life it’s what you do in your darkest hours that are the most interesting because that’s where you are really challenged as a person and that’s where truth can really come out.”
See a preview of Rea’s Surreal Oil Paintings in the slideshow below.