Hyper Realistic Oil Paintings by Alex Roulette
Alex Roulette is a New York-based artist having an extraordinary portfolio of incredibly detailed oil paintings. What drew our attention the most was the level of detail of these paintings. We have seen a lot of hyper realistic pencil drawings and photo manipulations, but it’s the first time we’re facing with such photo-like oil paintings.
Before the beginning of each new work Alex prepares thoroughly by photographing environments, collecting found images, and thus gathering a large collection of source material. Artist explains, “In constructing the painting, I use combinations of these reference images, to fabricate an open-ended narrative with the emotion of a memory. Drawing collages of image fragments onto panels before painting them in oil. The resulting paintings are both realistic and subtly uncanny, recalling some idealized vacation and a deeply personal longing for past experiences.”. None other than thorough preparation, abundance of references and great talent make these paintings “alive”.
This article is dedicated to the most realistic Alex’s oil paintings, this is why we have collected only the paintings which are more or less photo-like. However, we recommend you to visit Alex Rouletter website where you’ll find more of his great works.