California artist Steven Chapman skillfully captures his subjects down to the last detail is these hyper realistic oil portraits of various individuals and their unique tattoo artwork.
Using oil paint and a canvas, these paintings catch a level of grittiness and attention to detail that makes them look more like high definition photographs than oil portraits. With a dedication to precision these painted images closely depict not only the tattoos present on each individual, but also a closer examination of each person who uses their own body as their own personal canvas.
Chapman describes his process as surveying people's relationships with their own self-image in the context of the modern media landscape, and framing it within visual tropes like social networking, Photoshop and cinematic composition.
These Detailed Oil Paintings Realistically Portray Inked Individuals
1. Hyper-realistic Oil Portraits - Creating hyper-realistic oil portraits offers disruptive innovation opportunities in the art world by combining traditional painting techniques with a digital-like level of precision.
2. Capturing Unique Tattoo Artwork - The focus on capturing individuals and their tattoo artwork in oil portraits presents disruptive innovation opportunities for artists to explore the intersection of body art and traditional portraiture.
3. Exploring Self-image in the Modern Media Landscape - The examination of people's relationships with their own self-image in the context of social networking, Photoshop, and cinematic composition opens up disruptive innovation opportunities in the fields of psychology and visual storytelling.
1. Art - The hyper-realistic oil portraits and exploration of unique tattoo artwork create disruptive innovation opportunities for artists, galleries, and art collectors.
2. Body Art - The portrayal of individuals and their tattoo artwork in oil paintings presents disruptive innovation opportunities for tattooists, tattoo enthusiasts, and the body art industry as a whole.
3. Media and Advertising - The analysis of self-image within the modern media landscape offers disruptive innovation opportunities for brands, advertisers, and visual storytellers to explore the impact of digital manipulation and perception on individuals.