Exquisite Hyper Realistic Paintings by Guadalajara-Based Artist, Omar Ortiz
Mexican Omar Ortiz uses the human body as the main element in his work. His hyper realistic paintings are surprisingly exquisite, as is his command of light and skin tone. Most of his paintings are on large canvases, and many mistake his paintings for actual photographs.
Omar describes his work by saying, “Since I started painting I have always tried to represent things as real as I can. Sometimes I succeed and some others I don’t but it’s a fact that it is very difficult for me to do otherwise.
I enjoy the challenge of reproducing skin tones and it’s nuances under natural light, particularly in bright conditions. I like simplicity in my pieces since I believe that excesses make us more poor rather than rich."