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Mike Bayne creates striking realist paintings that celebrate the mundane. Can’t help but be reminded of William Eggelston’s work, which while photographic, maintains a sort of painterly style.
More at Mike Bayne Portfolio
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Michael says:October 14, 2011 at 12:12 pm
So good. If these were “just” photographs they’d be beautiful, but oil paintings? Oh my.
Harley Turan says:October 14, 2011 at 12:24 pm
Wow. These are phenomenal.
davevsdave says:October 14, 2011 at 1:25 pm
Love the imagery, he’s captured middle America perfectly on canvas. If you hadn’t mentioned these were paintings, I would have had no idea.
mg33 says:October 14, 2011 at 2:33 pm
Couldn’t he have just saved time and taken a photo? ;)
Spencer says:October 14, 2011 at 3:34 pm
I’m not really sure what to think. A bunch of them are like 5×5 or 6×6 inches, thats really hard to believe.
Anonymous says:October 14, 2011 at 4:46 pm
The “PG Sports” piece is the only one I could tell was a painting no matter how hard I look at the others.
Joaquim Marquès Nielsen says:October 15, 2011 at 6:33 am
It’s hard to believe these are all painting…
Spencer says:October 16, 2011 at 3:04 pm
I’d like to see them in person
C42D says:October 17, 2011 at 6:30 am
unless I am mistaken, that’s Canada, not middle america. Almost a depressing quality in the air. amazing. How does that dude paint so small and jam all that detail in there. Genius!
Jag says:October 17, 2011 at 11:16 am
These have an eerie quietness to them..
Just looking at the rest of his portfolio, and I can’t believe those aren’t photographs. How is that possible…?
mike m says:October 18, 2011 at 12:56 pm
wait! What! these are actually paintings! incredible. Even if they were only photos I’d still like them.
Carlos says:October 19, 2011 at 9:21 am
i am blown away at this level of detail. mind-boggling to think about how he would accomplish these pieces.
Joel says:October 20, 2011 at 2:32 am
I love these pictures! The images themselves are beautiful – and the fact they are paintings is just amazing! Reminds me VERY much of George Shaw and Frank Breuer.
Spencer says:October 20, 2011 at 4:50 pm
Either way, he definitely understands lighting