Hyper-Realistic Paintings

Quick quiz, is the image below a photo or a painting?

Paintings by Justin Allen

Answer after the jump.

Ok, as you probably guessed from the title of the post, it's a painting. Justin Allen's artwork has a strange interior-design aesthetic (reminds me of some friend's basements I spent time in during the 1980s), but his attention to detail is remarkable, and the realism in these pieces is quite mind-boggling:

Justin Allen - Orange chair

This rifle-lamp could easily go in an exposed-brick loft somewhere:

Justin Allen - Lamp

What do you think? Tad too much irony in those brushstrokes, or does it strke the right balance?

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