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Models Stand Next to Paintings of Themselves and the Likeness Is Uncanny

Damian Lechoszest Realistic Portraits

Polish artist Damian Lechoszest paints masterful portraits that capture each person’s individuality, not to mention every minute detail of their features, clothes, and accessories. To show this, the artist photographs his subjects beside their oil-rendered likeness whilst they wear the same clothing. By doing so, viewers can truly acknowledge the results of Lechoszest’s skills and appreciate his keen eye for detail.

The way in which people regard paintings is of particular interest to the Polish artist, who has embarked in independent studies in the biology, psychology, and physiology of vision. According to his artist statement, Lechoszest “tries to discern how the human eye reacts and records visual stimuli as well as how the human mind perceives the comprehensive image.” As a result, Lechoszest combines elements of abstraction, impressionism, and realism into his works—in an effort to recreate a person’s own initial observation.

These splendid oil portraits demonstrate not only the artist’s dedication to figurative painting but also his love for Polish culture. In many of Lechoszest’s paintings, sitters are posed in consideration of Polish traditions, customs, and rituals that are slowly dying out. The selection of classical clothing and placement of antique objects confers his canvases with a timeless, and yet nostalgic, quality.

Scroll down to fully appreciate this admirable painter’s artistic achievements. And to keep up to date with Lechoszest’s latest creations, you can follow him on Instagram.

Artist Damian Lechoszest paints incredibly realistic oil paintings.

Damian Lechoszest Realistic Portraits

Once the portrait is completed, the artist photographs his subjects beside the canvas—demonstrating their impressive likeness.

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Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and illustrator based in Southern California. She holds a BA in Art History with a minor in Studio Art from Wofford College, and an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice from Falmouth University in the UK. When she’s not writing, Margherita continues to develop her creative practice in sequential art.

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