Jono Dry, a South African artist, taught himself how to draw. Even though he never had a teacher, he can bring his imagination to life in a magical way with a pencil and paper. We say he blurs the line between hyperrealism and surrealism because his drawing style fuses an incredible attention to detail along with a surrealist point of view – which make his work technically perfect and conceptually overwhelming.
Dry’s artworks, that can honestly be compared to photographs, feature extremely precise details like the delicate folds of the skin or even the little gleam on a water drop. He doesn’t forget anything, although his drawings don’t always have an actual meaning. It gives a dramatic, limit theatrical, sense to his work, but this lack of context leaves us to create our own opinion about the meaning of the drawings.
Self-taught artist Jono Dry draws a surrealist perspective through hyperrealism art.
One large drawing can take up to half a year to complete and it’s mainly because the artist pays extreme attention to details.
Source: My Modern Met