Photorealistic art projects have been a bit of a theme with us at Buzz Patrol of late, first we brought you the amazingly realistic portraits of Robin Eley, then we covered the insanely lifelike pencil drawings of Diego Fazio and now we bring you the work of British artist Tom Martin!
Tom Martin, 26, from Yorkshire in the north of England has been painting for most of his life, his pieces focus around foodstuff with the occasional naked lady thrown in for good measure and are so stupendously realistic that you actually think you are looking at the items he has represented!
Martin’s common subjects include chocolate bars, nuts, pasta, desserts and naked ladies and grocery packaging, he chooses commonplace, everyday items that really shock the viewer once they realize that they are looking at a painting and not a photograph!
His pieces are pretty damn impressive and others seem to think so too because they sell for between £5,000 and £25,000 each.
Each piece takes on average about 2 months and they are created using acrylic paint and airbrushing applied to wood or aluminum.
Anne Marie Sjoholm, manager of the Plus One Gallery in Chelsea, west London, that sells the artwork, said: “Tom’s paintings look realistic because he strives to represent what is real.”
“I usually work with still life. Usually my still life subjects are food or food packaging. I focus on food and its content because it plays a very big part in my life at the moment. I am a keen fitness enthusiast and along with that comes a healthy diet and the science of learning how your body uses carbohydrates and proteins.”
Source: Daily Mail