Mike Dargas Transformation in Elle, IT

The hyper real quality of the paintings from this artist from Cologne seem capable only from a photographic 

At first glance seem the hyperrealist painting of Mike Dargas, an artist born in 1983 from Cologne, seem like photographs. On display at C24 Gallery in New York, is a solo exhibition entitled Transformation, the first of the hyperrealist artist in the United States.

A closer look at  the paintings - all in large format - capture the meticulous rendering of detail in the work. Everything, from the folds of the eyelids, the eyelashes, and the hair strands are portrayed with the same fidelity of which only a photograph seems able to capture. This style stayes true to hyper-realistic art. 

Many female faces are represented.

In the exhibition Transformation, on view until February 25, Dargas examines, through hyperrealist paintings, personal, intimate, transformative moments ranging from stress to happiness, from hope to fear - feelings that are difficult to trap in a painting but are universally shared. 

C24 Gallery
560 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011

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