Though New York based artist Casey Baugh’s
oil paintings are generally described as realistic, there is a
wonderous quality about them as well that does not exist in real life.
First featured on our blog here,
Baugh once compared his unique sense of reality in his paintings to one
his first passions, photography, an art form that portrays a parallel
universe or a version of reality that is “slightly off.” As seen in his
instructional videos at his website,
he works like a photographer does in a dark room when it comes to
painting, building from values and highly saturated colors until his
subjects start to take form. The result is a vivid reality that takes
realism to a higher, almost unsettling level with a narrative that taps
into our complexities and insecurities.