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Alexandra Pacula 

“My work investigates a world of visual intoxication; it captures moments of enchantment, which are associated with urban nightlife," 

"I am fascinated by the ambiance of the city at night and its seductive qualities. The breathtaking turbulence of speeding vehicles and hasty pedestrians evoke feelings of wonder and disorientation. The vibrant lights become a magical landscape with enticing opportunities and promises of fulfillment.”

“I suggest motion in order to slow down the scene and capture the fleeting moments, which tend to be forgotten,” she says. “By interpreting lights in graphic or painterly ways, I create a sense of space, alluding to a hallucinogenic experience. I want the viewer’s eye to travel within my composition and experience a familiar exhilarating event of an actual nightly excursion.”

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Remarkable Large-Scale Paintings Reveal the Power of Photorealism

Artist Hirothropologie has devoted himself to creating photorealistic paintings that are spectacularly detailed. Every freckle is emphasized along with each strand of hair. As for the clothing that he portrays, all embellishments are intricately represented and help to add a sense of texture. “I put my entire life in it,” the painter admits. Follow him on Instagram.


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Trompe L’Oeil Ceramics That Imitate the Natural Appearance of Decaying Wood

Ceramicist Christopher David White accurately captures the decay of wood through ceramics, portraying the distinct character of the natural material from the fine wood grain to the light ash coloration at the pieces’ edges. By utilizing a trompe l’oeil technique, White forces the viewer to take a closer look at his work while also investigating the truth hidden in the hyperrealistic sculptures.

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Hyperrealistic Paintings by Lee Price

Lee Price is an American contemporary figurative realist painter. She focuses on the subject of food with the solitary female figure in private, intimate settings - figures that are always lost in what might appear to be the bliss of consumption in highly unusual environments and portrayed from a unique aerial point of view via.

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The Department of Astounding Hyperrealism has previously featured the jaw-dropping work of Los Angeles-based Japanese hyperrealist sculptor Kazuhiro Tsuji because of his astonishingly lifelike bust of Abraham Lincoln. Today our minds have been blown once again by two more of Tsuji’s sculptures, portraits of artists Salvador Dalí and Andy Warhol. Both silicone sculpted, mixed media busts are larger than life - much like both artists seemed to be in real life - and so incredibly detailed that we keep waiting for them to blink or wink or maybe even speak.

Visits Kazuhiro Tsuji’s website to check out more of his phenomenal sculptures and click here for a brief video interview with Tsuji about his process.

[via The Visual News]

Portuguese multimedia artist Gustavo Fernandes portrays a parallel universe in his oil paintings. According to this essay on his work, Fernandes had a difficult childhood and once referred to himself as someone who had lost his roots. Roots are a recurring motif in his more surreal paintings, where grape vines grab hold of mysterious objects, such as spheres, and perform a strange balancing act between earth and water.

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Drawings by Daan Noppen

Daan Noppen is an international artist mainly working in drawing and photography. He is best known for his realistic larger than life drawings of portraits and bodies. When looking closer at the works one finds mathematic equations in between the pencil strokes that relate to our reality. His drawings project past, present and future in the now as one image, a parallel reality that we normally cannot see with the naked eye. Follow him on @Tumblr


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