When you find out that the works of Robin Eley are actually oil paintings, and not photographs, you immediately go back to have another look. It takes a really good eye to actually see the paint strokes: hard as it is to paint people in such a realistic manner, Robin also “wraps” his models into plastic, which makes the detailed paintings all the more impressive.

This Australia-based artist with a British birth certificate and American education spends around 5 weeks on a realistic painting, working around 90 hours a week. Robin says he tries to explore the perception of isolation in the modern world, and the plastic wrap in his works of art acts as a medium for this, since “it is something you can see through, but not feel through”.

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See more oil paintings done in the same painting techniques here.