|(South Bend, Indiana, 1954- )
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York
Jim Torok's miniature portraits
glow in a way that recalls 17th-century Flemish masters. Torok's
technique lies in thinly layering oil paint with a water-color brush
and employing a mix of traditional and improvised glazing strategies.
Unlike other work by Torok, who frequently makes large, sarcastic
caricature-based narrative works, these images are direct, unapologetic
and irony-free portraits, exquisitely beautiful and sincere.