Hyperrealistic Portraits by Mike Dargas
The extremely precise technique with oil paint gives, like a photography, a snapshot of the moment. The artist studies his subjects with such intensity, that each portrait pictures a profile of increasing intimate closeness. In his portraits, Mike Dargas is not limited to certain types. He paints young and old, beautiful and dark, fragile and strong people. They are lost in their thoughts, show inner conflict or convey a unique or even holy calmness. The perfection of his technique serves his goal to tend towards the perfect image, reaching for the soul within each single one. Through his works, Mike Dargas challenges us to take a closer look, to understand the nature of human being and to question our own emotional perception.
The artist lives and works in Cologne, Germany.
“I try to create realistic art on the edge to hyperrealism. Hyperrealism is pure perfection but I want people to understand that it is still a painting. You will always be able to see brushstrokes in my works…. to pay homage to the Old Masters.”
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