Take a look at this image. Are you seeing a photograph or a painting?
At first glance it looks like a photograph. But it is actually a painting.
A “hyper-realistic” painting.
Australian artist Robin Eley painted the pieces which show the most intricate detail. The pieces feature naked subjects wrapping themselves in plastic foil. Eley was able to paint details such as each fold of foil and skin, each reflection, and the differences in tones between the plastic and flesh.
According to Eley, each piece takes about 5 weeks to accomplish working around 90 hours per week.
The artist has been a runner-up and comes highly-recommended in the Australian Doug Moran National Portrait Prize.
Check out other paintings in Robin Eley’s collection: