19.8.11

feature art friday | almost real

i did a post a couple years ago about an artist name alyssa monk. i thought she was a photographer but boy was i wrong! along with the rest of the artists below, she is a painter. however, her work, as well as joel penkman's and christopher stott's is so realistic you would assume they were photographs at first.

i'll be completely honest when i say that i'm not usually a fan of true to life paintings. i'm a die hard abstractionist with a penchant for artists that never attempt to capture our world as it visually is. however, ever since i was introduced to the work of artist richard estes in university, i've had a major thing for hyper realism and obscure still lifes.

see if any of the works below trick you, despite the fact that i've already spoiled the surprise.

 richard estes

 richard estes

 alyssa monk

 alyssa monk
joel penkman


christopher stott

christopher stott

4 comments:

  1. Wow! Those are amazing!! And none of them are photographs??

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  2. those are efing cool. No, fucking cool. are you mad that i said "fuck" on your blog? oops! did it again! But i mean it! Very, very neat!

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  3. Holy...
    How is possible for anyone to be this talented!? Love the Shower paintings, must have taken ages with all that detail! Wow, I'm stunned!

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  4. These are incredible! I have seen these types of paintings before. I am amazed by the talent. Takes my breathe away.

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