POST TRUTH REALISM
Canadian artist Jeff Bartels seamlessly combines elements of Hyperrealism with aspects of Surrealism to create strange and compelling works of art. His highly detailed oil paintings have evolved over the years into this unique combination of seemingly contradictory styles. His work is sometimes referred to as Hyper-Surrealism because of the extreme realism mixed with dream like qualities. Jeff’s work has been featured in galleries and museums all over the world including Canada, Europe and South Korea.
Jeff’s newest series of paintings explores the Post Truth phenomena we live in by blurring the lines between what is real and what is not. Named “Alternative Artifacts”, each oil painting features a meticulously detailed, hyperreal object from the past that never actually existed. The series is meant to stretch and bend the truth about our past in order to bring a focus on the deceptions going on today.