by Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 28 January 2014

‘Ok, that one I could have sworn was a photograph’, you saying to yourself while looking at these set of realistic paintings. Artist Jason De Graaf, who I would also like to dub as the ‘human camera’, created beautiful and unbelievable acrylic paintings of marbles, splashing water, metal balls, and other insanely hard to paint objects.

You really can’t tell the difference between painting and photograph with his works of art. It’s as if the line between the original and the copy have completely blown over.

He says on his website: ‘My paintings are about staging an alternate reality, an illusion of verisimilitude on the painted surface. I try to use objects as a vehicle to express myself, tell a story or least hint at something beyond what is actually painted. Therefore I try to choose objects that have meaning to me or are artifacts from my life’.

Via Laughing Squid