Keng Lye paints these brilliant illusions of underwater animals using a technique developed by Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori: first he pours in a layer of resin, lets it dry, paints on it with acrylic paint, then pours in another layer of resin and repeats the process. For added effect, he also adds a pebble which [...]
Tyrone Jandey is a digital painter who creates mysterious and thought provoking pieces. While his work is digital, it can sometimes look as though the works are oil paintings as their precise detail hides any indication of digital brush strokes. Jandey’s work emits beauty as well as unsettling qualities. The viewer is often left to philosophise as they peer into the clues hidden within the scenes.
Based in the Netherlands, Rajacenna draws the most brilliantly hyper-realistic pencil portraits of celebrities we’ve seen. What’s even more impressive is that she’s completely self-taught. Damn! Now, where the hell is my pencil sharpener?
Lucy Fahey has put together some amazing mixed media portraits, combining colour pencil drawing and photography digitally assembled. Using a hyper real style, she has accentuated facial features usually associated as traditional markers of beauty. The portraits blur the boundary between the real and an absurd distortion of the truth.
British artist Stephen Wiltshire is known as the ‘human camera’ for being able to render images of entire cityscapes in uncanny detail after only viewing the real scenes once. Wiltshire’s abilities stem from his autism, but his pieces are no less stunning. Perhaps Wiltshire’s condition isn’t truly a disability, merely evidence that our species is still evolving.