London-born artist Robin Eley who was raised in Australia and educated in the States, uses simple brushes and paints to create hyper-realistic portraits that you won’t believe aren’t real photographs. Continue reading for a video, more pictures, and additional information.

Most of the subjects depicted in his large-scale oil paintings are naked and wrapped in plastic foil, with each tiny detail of their bodies and countless reflection of their translucent covers expertly depicted by the artist.

“Inspired by history, I extract from the present. Artifacts and textures that reflect the beauty and nobility of decline and question the modern obsession with perfection. While my subjects and technique are intentionally very real, the context in which they are painted is less defined”, Eley says about his art.

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