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Saturday, 18 August 2012

Made you look! These 'hyper-realistic' paintings that look like photographs make the mind boggle


With their sharp lines, clear colours and distinct shapes, these images look like the work of a gifted photographer. But look closer - a lot closer - and you might do a double-take. Because these are actually oil paintings by Spanish fine artist Pedro Campos.

Long legs! The attention to detail on this painting - from the curve of the legs to the shadow on the wall, is breathtaking
Long legs! The attention to detail on this painting - from the curve of the legs to the shadow on the wall, is breathtaking
Incredible: Everything from the reflection of the tin to the crumpled bag makes this picture worth studying in depth
Incredible: Everything from the reflection of the tin to the crumpled bag makes this picture worth studying in depth
Good enough to eat! The meticulous attention to detail makes this clear bag of fruit look like it's a photographic image
Good enough to eat! The meticulous attention to detail makes this clear bag of fruit look like it's a photographic image
This sweetie jar is a treat for the eyes and looks so real it could be a treat for the tastebuds
This sweetie jar is a treat for the eyes and looks so real it could be a treat for the tastebuds

Mr Campos makes his stunning 'hyperealistic' creations using just a canvas, oil paint and paint brushes. And the outstanding results has galleries and the public left reeling with astonishment.

    Concentrating on every day subjects, the artist's bright pieces are striking, glossy and have a sharp attention to detail. Mr Campos' attention to the tiniest of details - from the curve of an ankle, to the shadow on a wall, to the shine of a plastic bag, gives his creations a truly magical, realistic effect.

    Mind and eye-boggling: Mr Campos even manages to capture even the soft shine of the strawberries, right down to the soft folds of the plastic bag
    Mind and eye-boggling: Mr Campos even manages to capture even the soft shine of the strawberries, right down to the soft folds of the plastic bag
    The shading on all of the parts and the metallic finish of the chrome components are unbelievably good
    The shading on all of the parts and the metallic finish of the chrome components are unbelievably good
    How does he do it?! The Madrid-based artist used to decorate nightclubs
    How does he do it?! The Madrid-based artist used to decorate nightclubs
    The artist chooses to focus on everyday subjects to make his pictures even more interesting
    The artist chooses to focus on everyday subjects to make his pictures even more interesting

    Mr Campos' artistic foundations began in nightclubs - he started decorating bars and restaurants when he was younger, and also worked for advertising  agencies as an illustrator. He studied art restoration in Madrid, working on furnishings, paintings and sculpture. But from 30 he finally began oil painting and developed a portfolio as a fine artist. The clarity of his work is in high demand.
    He is represented by the Plus One Gallery in Pimlico, Central London.

    Beep beep: Even the faint reflections of the books are painted in the glossy surface
    Beep beep: Even the faint reflections of the books are painted in the glossy surface
    This could be a photograph of the real thing as Mr Campos even includes the reflection of the window frames
    This could be a photograph of the real thing as Mr Campos even includes the reflection of the window frames
    Work of art: The artist honed his skills studying art restoration, and now can produce these works that mimic life beautifully
    Work of art: The artist honed his skills studying art restoration, and now can produce these works that mimic life beautifully
    Caught on canvas: This luscious-looking bag of fruit brings the subject alive with the astonishing realistic look
    Caught on canvas: This luscious-looking bag of fruit brings the subject alive with the astonishing realistic look
    Like looking into a mirror: The artist turns his talents to this mind-bending picture - it's enough to make you dizzy thinking about it
    Like looking into a mirror: The artist turns his talents to this mind-bending picture - it's enough to make you dizzy thinking about it

    Story by Anna Edwards, Daily Mail

    7 comments:

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    2. hello Belinda!
      it's hard to believe that these are actually paintings, they really looked like pictures to me. Art is always amazing indeed :)
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