The photorealistic work that makes up the art series titled Maya by Seung Mo Park, a South Korean sculptor based in Brooklyn, New York, is mind-boggling. What at first appears to be large scale pencil or charcoal sketches are actually sculptures made out of mesh. Although people might be familiar with his three dimensional artworks, it is undeniable that the ambiguity behind these portraits make them arguably even more impressive.
To achieve the detail in Maya by Seung Mo Park, steel mesh has been layered on top of each other and then cut away depending on where highlights are needed and shadows maintained. Interestingly, when viewed from different perspectives, the portraits look nothing more than the mesh they are made of.
Photorealistic Mesh Portraits
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