The level of detail that goes into each of Jason Raish’s hyperrealist illustrations is incredible. Don’t take our word for it. With features in top tier publications like the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post, as well as collaboration with brands as big as Nike and Facebook – Raish’s work hasn’t gone unnoticed.
A perfectionist at heart, he keeps pushing himself further, creating a portfolio that could either inspire or intimidate you. “I want to keep pushing myself to think of better concepts and not over render everything,” he once remarked in an interview with Working Not Working Magazine, “which is hard because my brain just wants to render stuff.”
Born in Seoul, South Korea, Raish came with his family to the U.S. at the age of 3. After being raised in the forests of upstate New York, he studied fine arts for two years at SUNY Albany, then one year abroad at Yonsei University in Seoul South Korea, after which he started over at the Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.) in NYC, receiving a 4-year bachelors in Illustration.
“I want to create a body of personal work that has more soul and meaning involving themes about identity issues, which for me include being adopted, being Asian in America, and growing up in a small rural western New York State town,” he notes. “That’s a whole lotta turmoil right there.”
Below you’ll find some highlights from his feed.