Beautiful, funny and uncannily hyper-real paintings
Drawing from fashion, pop art, and contemporary culture, SJ Fuerst’s paintings create a surreal world where the animals are inflatable and the women feel so real you'd expect them to wink at you.
Voted by GQ Magazine as one the 15 Best Artists working today, SJ’s paintings can be found in private collections around the world. Her work often has a dark undercurrent, but she carefully and masterfully entwines a cute, playful innocence with a formal, fashion seriousness. What truly sets Fuerst’s paintings apart is the fusion of both classical and pop sensitivities. Studying at both The Florence Academy of Art and London's Atelier of Representational Art, the technique may be traditional but the subjects are fresh and contemporary.