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Picture Perfect Paintings

Monday 01.30.2012 , Posted by

You may be looking at the image above, thinking, “I could do that!” But what if I told you that this is actually an oil painting? Photorealism is the art of creating a painting that looks as if it could be a photograph and Pedro Campos is one of the best in the field. Some people argue that this form of painting is a waste of time, wondering why not just take a picture? But there is something about these paintings that looks even more realistic than a photograph. Campos adds a certain depth that makes his images seem to pop out of the canvas- like you could reach out and pick up one of the objects. Whether you are a fan of hyper-realism or not, the technical skills required to achieve such picture perfection are not something that many people possess and Pedro Campos deserves a huge pat on the back for producing this magnificent collection.

Check out more of Pedro Campos’ incredible, hyper-realistic paintings on his website.

Paul Caridad

Written by Paul Caridad

Bicycled the perimeter of USA, hitch hiked across the States dressed as monk. Nomadic for the next few years. Would love to connect, so check out my links below! email:

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