Photo-realistic Paintings by Steve MillsJuxtapoz // Thursday, 12 Jan 2012
We know when we showed you the hyperreal work of Diego Gravinese the other day on the site, readers were amazed by the photo-realistic quality of the work. Today, we have two paintings by Steve Mills, two that we literally did not believe were paintings by just really crisp digital photos.
On his site, it notes that Mills was "Influenced by the works of Andrew Wyeth, his early paintings consisted mostly of landscapes. After seeing the work of Richard Estes at a show in Boston, MA, Photorealism became his passion. Today his interests are somewhat varied though his main focus is on the "extraordinarily-ordinary". Mills takes your eye to a place where most would need a magnifying glass. Getting in so tight the viewer can see the stressed metal in a bottle cap or the texture of a newspaper."