Bryan Drury lives and works in the United States. He is best known for his hyperrealistic portraits. Drury exploits the oil-paint medium to meticulously render the topography and organic quality of the sitters’ flesh, employing highly detailed realism. In his portraits of spiritual leaders, Drury fexplores his interest in the human desire to transcend our animal nature, an idea he also investigated in his previous work. He exposes the disconnect between the corporeality of the body and the abstraction of identity, which exists across cultures, religions, and societies.