Anna-Karin Furunes' monochromatic portraits might look like photographs upon first glance, but they are actually made by puncturing tiny holes into a painted canvas, creating a stunning, hyperrealistic effect. This is a technique that the Norwegian artist has been honing for several decades, beginning during her time at the Art Academy of Trondheim.
The holes have an incredible impact on how light interacts with each piece, altering how it looks to viewer depending on the surrounding level of brightness.
Moreover, the perforated portraits appear to exist in-between different time periods. For instance, the dark, moody look of the images might suggest that they belong to the Victorian era, while the punctuated spaces also simultaneously resembles digital pixelation.
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