Venezulela-based artist Gustavo Silva Nuñez has created a series of hyperrealistic paintings of people swimming. His subjects are seen submerged in pools of water, floating and swimming gracefully, seemingly enjoying the cool of the water as he playfully interacts with them by pretending to grab their wrist or legs while he completes the finishing touches to his artworks.
Nuñez adds another dimension to the lifelike paintings with playful snapshots of himself interacting with his creations. Through his Instagram, the artist frequently shares glimpses of his works-in-progress as he poses with them, pretending to hold onto the subjects’ arms or greet the swimmers as they break the water’s surface for air. With the breathtaking level of hyperrealism in his works, it often becomes difficult to distinguish Nuñez from his paintings, speaking to his incredible skills as an artist.
Gustavo Silva Nuñez Not Only Creates Hyperrealistic Paintings of Swimmers, He Also Interacts with Them: