Joel Rea graduated from Queensland College of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Art in 2003. He has exhibited his work in Australia and the United States and has been acclaimed for his oil paintings in many prestigious art awards throughout Australia.
In a recent article for the Huffington Post, another great artist Brandon Kralik writes: ‘Although Rea’s work shares an aesthetic with Romanticism, this is not about going back at all. They take from the past and move us toward tomorrow.”
Here are 23 amazing hyper-realistic paintings of Rea that will strike you both with their technique and their extraordinary depictions.