The Fantastical Portraits of An American Painter Jansson Stegner

Are you familiar with a work of an American figurative painter Jansson Stegner whose art is inspired by such masters as El Greco, Otto Dix, and Alice Neel and often depicts extremely exaggerated subjects’ body parts?

The artist though always interested in Realism as an artistic form, chose an opposite approach when portraying his objects, usually combining several models in one. Stegner explores the themes of gender and power while pushing the boundaries of human bodies’ artistic depiction.

His paintings are the reflection of another reality that only exists in Stegner’s head, suggesting artist’s own truth that is free of rules and restrictions of realistic art.