Artistaday.com - Find new contemporary art, create your own gallery of art
Artistaday.com - Find new contemporary art, create your own gallery of art

Mike Dargas  Cologne, Germany

'Wherever I may roam'
Oil on canvas
'Free fallin'
Oil on canvas

* All images used with permission. Please do not distribute without first contacting the artist.


About Mike


Mike Dargas is an artist living and working in Cologne, Germany. His love for painting began at a young age and attended art school as a child in a class of adults.

Inspired by Dali, Caravaggio and HR Giga, Dargas explores themes of reality and the surreal in his hyperrealistic oil paintings and charcoal drawings. His quest for perfection results in works that read like photographs, snapshots of mental states. His subjects appear conflicted, lost in thought, or even sublimely calm. Dargas challenges both himself and the viewer to take a deeper look at the subject, in order to question human nature and emotional perception.

Mike explains his work by saying, “I try to create realistic art on the edge to hyperrealism. Hyperrealism is pure perfection but I want people to understand that it is still a painting. You will always be able to see brushstrokes in my works…. to pay homage to the Old Masters.”


Mike appears in the following Top 10 lists


'Hyperreal'

'Germany'

'#Instagram'

'@Facebook'

'2016'


Leave a comment




Previous artist


artistaday facebook artistaday chrome artistaday instagram artistaday twitter artistaday rss artistaday pinterest artistaday google plus artistaday mailing list