As we’ve seen time and time again, artists who approach the creative process without paying much mind to convention typically produce the most compelling work.

And Jeffrey Luque is one such artist. Although it’s abundantly clear that Luque knows his stuff as far as technical ability is concerned, his techniques are rebellious breaths of fresh air. This lifelong creator certainly isn’t a purist, and that propensity to avoid the straight and narrow is exactly what makes him great.

While looking at his larger-than-life portraits from afar is a pretty incredible experience, the visual impact is heightened when you get up-close and personal with his subjects.

As you can see, most of his pieces are pretty massive, so it only makes sense to view them from a few feet away.