These ‘Rasterized Portraits’ Are Bizarre Yet Beautiful

Take an image, then pixelate it. Then, mix up some paint and recreate portraits, all the while using carefully executed lines and strokes to create a psychedelic yet accurate reconstruction. Such is the fascinating work of Chicago-based artist and designer Jonathan Pruc.

His work has been exhibited in Chicago and around the state of Illinois since 2006, but he graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with an Emphasis in Art Education degree. Ever since, he’s been continually producing art whether it’s his painting, photography, or printmaking. His rasterized paintings are of particular interest to us with regards to their uniqueness, sharp contrast, form, and bizarre beauty.

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