hyper realism


Alyssa Monks

Alyssa’s paintings have been the subject of many exhibitions including ‘Intimacy’ at Kunst Museum in Ahlen, Germany and ‘Reconfiguring the Body in American Art, 1820-2009’ at the National Academy Museum of Fine Arts, New York.

Alyssa primarily focusses on the human figure, portraying them in intimate, large format compositions. I find her underwater portraits most inspiring, they are so detailed, you’d swear they were photographs!

See more of her work on her website.


I feel like I’m going in a good direction! Learning a lot and getting kind’ve really excited about the ideas of hyper-realism mixed with the study of light, impressionism, and anime roots! :)

Hope you’re all having a good friday and will have a great weekend! :D <3

David Attenborough documentaries with Netflix subtitles are kind of the best, because you have the hyper-realism of the narration contrasted with subtitles saying shit like “elephant growling”.