Hyperrealist art by Mike Dargas

Hyperrealist art by Mike Dargas

Would you believe this isn't a picture?

Not very often, you come across an artist (especially a young one) who craves for a perfect technic. In a modern art scene, concept seems to have more importance than technic and Mike Dargas is one of those who actually merges both in an astonishing work.

 Mike Dargas Art

Mike Dargas Art

Mike was born 1983 in Cologne, Germany where he started painting as a child.

In his early 20s, Mike Dargas becomes famous in the tattoo scene and wins all important awards and grants.

Inspired by Dali, Caravaggio and HR Giger, Mike begins to focus on surrealism and realism. His works show the picture of people, painted realistically in oil on canvas. The precise technique gives, like a photography, a snapshot of the moment. The artist studies his motifs with such intensity, that each portrait pictures a profile of increasing intimate closeness.

Mike Dargas Art

Mike Dargas Art

In his portraits, Mike is not limited. He portrays young and old, beautiful and dark, fragile and strong people. They are lost in thoughts, show inner conflicts or transmit a unique or even holy calmness. The perfection of his technique seems to seek for the perfect image like he was searching for the soul within each single one. With his works, Mike Dargas challenges us to take a deeper look, to understand the nature of human being and to question our own emotional perception.

Mike Dargas Working

The artist lives and works in Cologne, Germany.

Check out the gallery below and don't forget to visit his site!

Published on: April 2016
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