by Kenny Ong in New Illustration on Wednesday 20 August 2014

Venezuela-based artist Gustavo Silva Nuñez is a hyperrealistic painter whose oil paintings of watery subjects seem so real you may just want to take the plunge with them too. He teases you one step further by posing with his completed works in a very interactive manner, ‘grabbing’ the swimmers by their limbs as they ‘swim’ pass him. Such ‘spontaneity’ makes his canvasses come alive and shows how incredibly talented the man is.