If you're staring at these Karel Funk creations and thinking, "those are definitely photographs," think again. The incredible hyperrealism artist painstakingly fashions near perfect representations of real-life objects, to the point where most viewers can only tell the images are indeed paintings by staring only inches away from the creations.
In this particular Karel Funk collection, Funk has decided to use winter jackets as muses, possibly an homage to his Winnipeg roots. Karel Funk's work is regularly featured in New York exhibits such as the 303 Gallery.
Implications - Consumers are awestruck by photo-realistic paintings because they demonstrate the pinnacle of human technical artistry. Consumers can't help but be inspired by such works because they require much time and effort to produce. Corporations looking to garner similar awe from consumers may consider use of hyperrealistic images in their promotional campaigns.