As you scroll through these 40 exquisite hyperrealistic paintings, something strange will happen. You’ll start doubting your eyes, then your brain, then these images. You’ll become convinced that at least a few of them are photographs and not acrylic paint. They have to be.
But you know what? You’ll be wrong.
Top picture: Marilyn Minter: Bazooka. 2009, enamel on metal.
Denis Peterson: Off the Track. Urethanes on wood panel.
Méhes László: Lukewarm water I. 1970, Acrylic on canvas.
Robert Bechtle: Berkeley Pinto (John De Andrea and his Family next to Bechtles Car). 1976, oil on canvas.
Gérard Gasiorowski: The approach. That’s me, who needs to make enormous efforts to keep himself on the surface of things. 1970, oil on canvas.
Don Eddy: Untitled (Volkswagen). 1971, acryl on canvas.
Malcolm Morley: Portrait of Esses in Central Park. 1969-1970, liquitex on canvas.
Tom Blackwell: Gap Outlet, Waterside Shops, Naples, FL. 2004, oil on canvas.
Tjalf Sparnaay: Supersandwich!! 2013, oil on linen
Anthony Brunelli: Monument Square (Troy). 1997, oil on linen.
Peter Maier: 1908 Indian Racer. 2005.
Allan Gorman: Macho Dream. 2013, oil on canvas.
Richard Heisler: Shinjuku Sunset II (100 Views of Tokyo). 2010, oil on linen.
Charles Hartley: Bahama Surf. 2012, oil on Polyester.
Chris Jenkinson: Good Morning America. 2008, oil on board.
Matteo Mezzetta: Dj #2. 2010, oil on canvas.
Jerry Ott: Pretty Picture #1. 2011, acrylic on panel.
Hilo Chen: Beach 125. 1996.
Clive Head: 42nd Street, Sunday Morning. 2001, oil on linen.
Ron Kleemann: Red Bull Sitting. 2011, oil on canvas.
Richard McLean: Lynne’s Brymar Shantytown. 1991, oil on linen.
Bertrand Meniel: Breakfast at the Fairmont. 2009, acrylic on linen.
David Parrish: Midway. 2007, oil on canvas.
Richard Estes: The Plaza. 1991, oil on canvas.
John Salt: Blue Mobile Home. 1992-93, oil on linen.