Graphite drawings by Marissa Textor. Los Angeles, California.
My jaw just hit the desk. INCREDIBLE technique!
Love the horses!
These hurt to look at, they are too good
Wow at first glance they look like BW photos!
They just look like pictures… amazing technique and patience but no style, just hiperrealism =/
dont like hiperrealisms.=[
I don’t like the slavish-photocopying variety of hyper-realism either, but these works I do not think fall in that group. There is a certain ‘creativity’ and appeal to these beyond simply their realism, I’d say. A good part of them is also not exactly something you’d see in a photograph, it seems to me.
Plus, most of these work are 40 – 50cm-plus, it says on her site. The horse one, for example, is 90cm-long. You’re seeing these shrunken down a great deal then, which smooths lines and marks and makes work look more delicate than it perhaps is in person. You probably wouldn’t confuse these for photos at their actual size, I would guess. That is one of the great irritants of looking at work online, you can often not quite tell whether it’s a drawing of great intricate detail or just adequate work benefiting from being shrunken down.
Anyway, still, I really like these works, particularly the last two here. I like these more than anything I’ve seen in some time.
wow, love the horses, all of them are superb
these are drawings???
ADORE the horse picture. just inspired me for my art project. thanks!
there’s something just skewed enough about the drawings to slow the momentum of overlooking them down.
maybe it’s the gesture of generating the stillness of a photograph out of the labor of drawing off of them.
..there is a small space between the lack that photographs embody and the lack that a drawing embodies. this seems to inhabit both small places.
freaking out a little about the horses in the water, absolutely stunning, and completely agree with Charles hyper realism is at its best when the subject is something you typically wouldn’t see in real life, else just take a photo, but definitely the horses meet this criterion!
I’m going to chop off her hands and keep them for myself! Just kidding. No one’s allowed to be that talented!!
What an incredible talent! It as though she has stopped an amazing moment in time with a graphite pencil and paper. This detailed depiction stops you in your tracks to view in the permanence of black and white, and are quite possibly more stunning than in living color.
Her drawings are amazing! I have seen her work at gallery openings and her drawings are incredibly tight. It is as though they have already been reduced (even the large pieces) and the detail is phenomenal. Her attention to detail is mind blowing, she has really brought the image to a higher level. I feel as though I could fall into the black hole!