Born in 1946 and raised by his artist father in Oakland, California, portrait artist Jay Johansen began his journey into the art world at a very young age. Working incessantly to perfect his art skills, Jay mastered a hyper-photorealism style which he thought of as the pinnacle that would earn him respect in the art world.
His creative juices were sparked again leading him to study urban artists of the past as well as up-and-coming artists of today. Desiring to pay homage to these brilliant artists, Jay gave birth to his “Fusion Art” series, a new form of artistic interpretation.
Jay Johansen’s Work