At first glance, these paintings by Belec Tratas look like normal portraits of celebrities but upon closer inspection clues about their life stories emerge. The most important people, objects, moments, and references of the celebrity’s life are included inside the painting.


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Each painting is like the set of a movie, meticulously composed with their life’s legacy showcased in one single image. By showcasing the good, the bad, and the scandalous of each celebrity, Belec Tratas aims to remind us that the way that these celebrities’ identities are portrayed by themselves and the media is carefully constructed.

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“Can’t Tame The Tiger”

“I Just Told You Who I Thought I Was… A God!”

“The Rock Star”

“Grand Bieber Brand”

“Triumphs and Tragedies of Tyson”

“Loudmouth Irish Badboy”

“Oh Arnie!”

“Legacy of the Blonde Bombshell”

“Whoa William!”

“Rona Lisa”