Talented Colombian artist Felipe Bedoya captures the beauty of tribal face paint and raw emotions in his photo realism painting series entitled O·M·O. The portraits are of girls and boys adorning solemn expressions with abstract smears of paint across their faces. The series is so hyper realistic in technique that viewers have to take several looks to see the faint brush strokes and use of paint.
Bedoya's photo realism style serves him well in creating breathtaking portraits that capture emotion is such a vivid manner that the viewer simultaneously feels what the subject feels. The paintings capture children posing from the side and head on covered in tribal face paint designs along their faces and heads. In addition, many of the subjects are wearing fresh flowers that add an essence of innocence to the illustrations.
Tribal Face Paint Portraits
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