I can't stop looking through Henrik Aarrestad Uldalen's impressive portfolio of dreamlike paintings. It's just so amazing how he's able to capture atmosphere in his work while simultaneously executing such great photorealistic depictions of human subjects. And why wouldn't he when you consider his artistic inspiration is late 19th century academic artists. Did I forget to mention this virtuosic painter is entirely self-taught?
I'm simply in love with the way Henrik Aarrestad Uldalen illustrates human beings. Each individual's flaws only amplifies the artistic beauty of each piece. His use of light backgrounds also enhances the euphoric effect the viewers and his subjects seem to be undergoing.
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