Eloy Morales is one of the coolest artists I have seen in a while. It’s not just that he’s a Javier Bardem look-alike, he’s also the mastermind of some of the best photorealistic and hyperrealistic oil paintings.
These paintings are both huge and mesmerising. To say Morales and his paintings are meticulous would be a wild understatement. Observing his process, it appears that he patiently works in tiny pieces at a time, filling in pigment and blending it as he goes.
Based in Madrid, Spain, Morales has been refining his craft since 1995. He uses himself, family and friends as subject matter so that he is able to better develop the psychological aspects within his paintings. “I want to show how the person is feeling in that moment… this is the most important thing for me”.
It appears that he’s secret to realistic artworks is more to do with blending and layering, rather than focusing on the details…
“Many people think that my work is based on details, but it is not that way… for me the secret is in the correct valuation of tones… tonal transition must be smooth to avoid abrupt cuts.”
Scroll down to check out some of his work… images so real it’s hard to believe they’re paintings.
(Hat Tip to KIMBERLY HOLMES)
photos via Eloy’s Facebook