Toronto-based artist William Fisk has produced a collection of astoundingly photorealistic paintings that is simply titled “Portraits”—instead of people, they depict second-hand items like vintage gadgets.
From an old Minolta camera to a pair of over-sized retro headphones, these paintings could easily be mistaken for photographs—it is hard to believe that they have been created with brushes and pigments.
Jee Young Lee creates highly elaborate scenes that require an incredible amount of patience and absolutely no photo manipulation. For weeks and sometimes months, the young Korean artist works in the confines of her small 360 x 410 x 240 cm studio bringing to life worlds that defy all logic. In the middle of the sets you can always find the artist herself, as these are self-portraits but of the unconventional kind. Inspired by either her personal life or old Korean fables, they each have their own backstory, which of course, only adds to the intense drama.
Cézar Brandão is a freelance character artist from Sao Paulo, Brazil, currently living in Melbourne, Australia. He has been nominated and awarded with several awards, including the top row on Zbrushcental and the CG Hub Editor’s Choice.
There is nothing much to say about Brazilian street artist DMS except, mind boggling. The artist uses human expressions in his paintings and it comes off. DMS is the short form Devi De Milo Santos. You will find his murals, portraits, facial paintings all over the streets of Brazil.
Through his work, Florida-based painterScott Scheidly creates unorthodox renditions of tyrants, dictators and popes, turning them from drab to fab with the help of some color coordination and accessorizing. On his website, the artist says he began his exploration with color after “devouring a 10 pack of crayons” as a child.
Sam Spratt, known for his canvas prints, is a New York-based artist who graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2010 with a BFA in illustration. He created series of Canvas Prints and editorial packages that brought art to the world of tech-journalism.
In this series called Zombie Portraits, the artist, Andre De Freitas imagines various characters from the world of animation – Batman, Ironman, Tin-Tin, Raphael from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and many others. The majority of his works, is a combination of photography, illustration and foto manipulation.
The less the French portrait photographer Eric Nehr knows about his subjects, the better. ”I select my models for the curve of a nape, the radiance of a complexion — nothing else,” he says. For ”Artistic License” on Page 102, Nehr shot this season’s expressive prints and jewel tones as an homage to the Austrian figurative painter Egon Schiele. The lanky artist’s angular aesthetic has made him a godfather of sorts to designers like Raf Simons. ”What strikes me is Schiele’s detailed attention to clothing — the matter, the pattern and the color — that he puts on skeletal bodies,” Nehr says. (To achieve the Schiele-esque effect, Nehr hand-painted the studio’s background and then color-washed the resulting photographs with complementing hues.)
Ekaterina Belinskaya is a photograher specializing in portrait / fashion photography. Her artworks are inspired by famous photographers such as Tim Walker, Helmut Newton or Anton Сorbijn. Explore her amazing world!
Mitch Griffith’s first, but unexpected success came when he painted a portrait of the boxer Chris Eubank and sent it to his agent. Eubank ended up loving the portrait and commisioning Griffith to a series of pictures to promote his matches.