Jim Torok is active/lives in New York. Jim Torok is known for miniature photo-real portrait, cartoon.
Biography Jim Torok
Based in Brooklyn, New York, Jim Torok is known for his tiny
"mugshot-like" portraits, oil on birch plywood, many of them four
inches by five inches. Of his work, he says: "I think you
can have as much impact on a small scale as you can on a monumental
scale. . . The face is the most intimate subject. . . People enjoy
looking into other people's faces." He paints from photographs,
mostly of friends including fellow artists. Torok also does
'contemplating-his-navel' cartoon images, making fun of himself going
about his daily life as he thinks about wide-ranging topics including
celebrities, getting models to pose for him and the war in Iraq, etc.
Torok began his art studies in Indiana, graduating i
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