Incredible Hyperrealistic Portraits by Eloy Morales

Eloy Morales is a 41 year old Spanish master of hyperrealistic oil painting, based out of Madrid. He had his first show at the age of 15 and has been focused on creating ever since. His works are distinctively hyper realistic and magnificent.

“I don’t think you can choose a premeditated style, your style comes from the decisions you take through the years.” said Morales “I think the power of the image to evoke emotions and make people feel is unlimited.”

My images are explicit but they talk of senses and the non physical. My ambition is to continue to dedicate my live to paint every day, it was my dream since i was a child – it’s my passion.”

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A skilled hyperrealist painter, Eloy Morales creates large-scale portraits that play with the expressiveness of the human face. Often using himself as a subject, his mural-scale paintings immerse his viewers in the hairs and wrinkles of his subjects. With each face towering over the viewer, the details becomes much more apparent than what we see in our day-to-day interactions with others. Morales often uses the face as a sort of canvas, as well. For many of his self-portraits, he lathers himself in paint to create an interplay of textures. In other pieces, he covers his sitters’ visages with props like googly eyes and butterflies. If you find Morales’s skills impressive, he frequently teaches painting workshops in Madrid, where he is based.

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Eloy Morales was born in 1973 in Madrid, Spain. The majority of his works are large-scale hyperrealist portraits (often self-portraits) rendered in oil on canvas and pencil on paper. On the subject of his work, the artist states: “I try to adhere to the line where reality coexists in natural form with my inner world. I believe in the immense power of the images and their infinite possibilities.”


Eloy Morales’s “About Head” at Jonathan LeVine Gallery.

Opening this Saturday, May 16th, 2015 at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York City is Spanish artist Eloy Morales’s (Featured) solo show, “About Head.”  The show’s title is fitting as Morales usually paints larger than life portraits with the face as the most prominent feature in a hyper-hyperrealist fashion.  These supremely realistic faces are often covered or obscured by some substance to relate a story or ignite a spark of imagination in the viewer.