19.05.15 by Staff

Charles Bierk


Toronto-based artist Charles Bierk paints large-scale photorealist portraits of his friends. See more of Bierk’s paintings below.











Via Artnau

Charles Bierk’s Website

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  • Wow these are fantastic. They all have a hyper-real vibrant energy to them. Beautiful work.

  • Eric Hosford

    amazing work, i love the texture in the skin and the warm created

    • Levi

      The texture in the skin really brings the paintings to life, especially when he highlights every little tiny pore and wrinkle!

  • Monsoonking

    I’m usually not a big fan of “hyper-realistic” work, but there’s something special about these. They feel real yet unreal, perfect in their rendering of imperfection. Very cool.

    • Kimi

      I totally agree–“photorealism” doesn’t capture what’s going on here. Apparently he learned the technique from his father. He divides the canvas into a grid, painting millimeter by millimeter. The result is truly unreal.

      • Ben

        Is his dad Chuck Close?

      • Kimi

        Ha! Good guess

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The Questions

1- What’s your favourite piece of useless trivia?

2- What’s a bargain bin movie that’s actually really good?

3- How many times do you think you’ve stolen something in your life?

4- Describe your favourite procrastination technique.

5- What’s a unique question that I can use for a future 5 Questions post?



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