If a photograph is worth a thousand words, the conceptual work of artist Jess LaGreca is worth a million. While a master at various mediums of artistry, her most striking work can be found in her use of digital illustration, where a fascination with portraiture meets surrealism. Her work has surely not gone unnoticed as her talent can be found gracing editorials, commercial campaigns and even album covers.
At first glance, whether the subject is personal or that of pop culture reference, her pieces can be perceived almost as photographic portraits. A second look, however, reveals an integration of her original imagination as she transforms a moment in an individual’s life into illusory tales. Fashioned with bold strokes and vivid colors, her artwork is a testament to her inventive ability to craft and extract a person’s internal stories by highlighting their peculiarities found within facial expression to allow the details themselves to become the storytellers.