Swedish artist Andreas Englund, through his current series of photorealistic oil paintings, visualizes to us the life of a superhero that’s quite past his prime. The series is called Aging Superhero, and it aims to show that despite old age, people can still do remarkable and praise-worthy things. I want him to make a series […]
The close to ‘more than photorealistic’ paper and pen drawings my Australian artist CJ Hendry are almost too good to be true. On first glance one really thinks that her works must be photographs or even better, real shoes or bags or skulls. But on the second glance and keeping the large size in consideration, one realizes, that this has to be a drawing.
Do you think you’re looking at photography? Think again. Contemporary British Realist Painter Nathan Walsh has created these amazing photorealistic paintings of Chicago and New York. Nathan Walsh belongs to a new generation of artists who are extending the boundaries of realist painting. Each work takes three months to complete. Not an easy job if […]
Look twice, these are not photographs, no, these are photorealistic oil paintings by Karen Woods. The acclaimed artist from Seattle describes her works as follows: ‘For some time now I have chronicled my journey by painting what I experience while driving around the city. I paint—in the realist tradition—from photographs taken at intersections and on […]
Here’s someone else who takes the well-worn style of photorealism to a new and interesting place. British artist Roland Hicks makes sculptures, assemblages, and well-composed photos of random detritus and household items and paints impeccably realistic and dramatic paintings from them.
I came across Nigel Cox’s work at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London. I was blown away by his remarkable, detailed figures and his minimal compositions. His paintings are subtly powerful and filled with optimism and confidence. Cox is based in London, UK and works in his studio near Camberwell.
Paul Roberts was brought up by artist parents in Wales. Gaining early recognition in the 1970s, his career as a painter was interrupted when he had worldwide success with the rock band, Sniff ’n’ The Tears, in 1978 (whose cover artworks were all his creation). In 1988, he moved with his family to Somerset, where he has continued to paint and make music. His work can currently be seen at the Plus One Gallery London.
Photorealistic painter Glennray Tutor doesn’t completely obfuscate his human hand behind elaborate techniques — his process is still rooted in traditional notions of painting, and his still-lifes of vintage toys and his depictions of evacuated Main Streets have a sad nostalgia about them that decries the contemporary veneration of concept over form and emotional resonance in art.