These extremely detailed portraits by Kris Trappenier are deceiving to the eyes; while they may appear to be painted, they are anything but. Believe it or not, these intricate portrayals of people are completely constructed from paper stencils and cans of spray paint. Trappenier carefully slices his paper faces with small tools using extreme precision. Once these skeletal stencils are complete, he shades and colors them with black spray paint to emphasize the features. The final products are lifelike, resembling real photographic images.

Paper prodigy Kris Trappenier resides in Belgium, and considers himself a paper sculptor. These amazing works of art push the boundaries of paper like no other. The paper portraits are mind-bafflingly beautiful.