Alyssa Monks is a New Jersey-based artist who’s most famous for her stunning hyper-realistic paintings.

Although her beautiful paintings look like photographs, these are actually hyperrealist portraits of bathing people. “Using filters such as glass, vinyl, water, and steam, I distort the body in shallow painted spaces,“ Monks said of her oil paintings.

When I began painting the human body, I was obsessed with it and needed to create as much realism as possible. I chased realism until it began to unravel and deconstruct itself,” the award-winning artist states about her unique art, “I am exploring the possibility and potential where representational painting and abstraction meet – if both can coexist in the same moment.”

Now scroll down below and get ready to be blown away by the uniquely realistic art of Alyssa.

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Alyssa poses with her paintings