Hyper-Realistic Liquid Oil Paintings By Sarah Harvey – Design You Trust — Design Daily Since 2007

Hyper-Realistic Liquid Oil Paintings By Sarah Harvey

1

Sarah Harvey‘s paintings tap into a deep connection that we have with water. Through an almost hyper-realist approach she captures the water’s hypnotic fluidity, along with the suggestion of unexplored depths that might lie beneath its surface. This sense of a mysterious element in constant flux is the perfect place for memories and emotions to be let loose, where they can become encrypted in colour and light. Sarah’s paintings are all about this process: about our emotional affinity with the unknown.

2

Sarah appears in most of her paintings. In her recent works, however, she has increasingly focused on the abstracting nature of water, where the figure dissolves and disappears, or blurs into indistinctness. In these paintings figures are only suggestions, and fleeting ones at that; rather than being portraits, they serve more as imaginative prompts to lure any viewer into the pool. They could, in essence, be anyone.

3

The play between definition and ambiguity is carried through on many layers in Sarah’s work, right down to the painted objects themselves. They are faithful renderings of her source materials – arrangements of photographs that capture the water in motion – but there is big difference between the two. While photography may document the liquid, it is only through Sarah’s distinctive handling of paint, light and colour that the paintings gain their lustre and glow. This personal touch is what triggers the sense of escape.

4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11

If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Design You Trust Facebook page. You won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

PETA - Go Bananas in the Bedroom: Go Vegan!
Honest Food And Beverage Logos With Calorie Count On Them
French Artist Turns A Gas Tank Into A Giant 3D Sphynx Cat
Cute Illustrations With the Soviet Mood From Anna Desnitskaya
This Instagram Account Creates Sinister Parodies of Kid’s Cooks To Ruin Your Childhood Memories
Japanese Artist’s Maddeningly Realistic Food Illustrations Have Our Mouths Watering
A Creative Duo Have An Idea For Ben & Jerry's That They Think Could Help Inspire Fellow Americans To Choose A Sweeter Option In The Upcoming Midterm Elections
Wonderfully Weird Paintings By Piotr Jabłoński
25 Amazing 1970s Album Advertisements
Artist Andrei Lacatusu Reduces Tech Giant Brands To Derelict Neon Signs
Master of His Magical Universe: Surreal Paintings of Chris Berens
"My Surreal Hong Kong": Superb Photo Manipulations With A Twist By Tommy Fung
Hilarious Sculptures Inspired By Tom And Jerry’s Most Unfortunate Moments
Michael C. Hsiung’s Characters Sport Bushy Mustaches
What Art History Would Look Like If Men And Women Had More Tattoos
"Don’t Drive Drunk": Powerful And Creative Anti-Drink Driving Campaign
22 Absurd And Weird Facts That Are Actually Completely True
In Girls We Trust: The Superb Bic Pen Illustrations By Helena Hauss
Finally There's A Dictionary That Actually Tells The Truth
Italian Artist Roberto Rizzo Turns Rocks Into Incredible Animal Paintings
The Incredible Art Of Maciej Kuciara, Who's Worked On The Last Of Us, Ghost In The Shell & Crysis
Pushing Photorealism To New Levels Of Beauty: Amazing Paintings By Yigal Ozeri
Street Artist Creates Guerrilla Posters on the Streets of New York City
Exploring the Enduring Legacy and Emotional Depth of Leonid Afremov's Ethereal Landscapes and Rain-Slick Streets