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Opposite to our recent Hyper-Realistic Acrylic Body Paintings done by Alexa Meade, where she applied acrylic paints on her subjects in such a way to make them appear to be part of a painting, this time we have something completely opposite! Not much words needed, as the title says; can you force your mind to understand these aren’t real people, but wall paintings instead? Looking forward to hear your comments!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mitchell-Taco-Nash/540775439 Mitchell Taco Nash

    Holy! Those are great paintings, seriously. This person has a real talent. I am in awe.

  • essayn

    WoOW, unbelievable! Just thought: Ya, of course the background was painted…but not the characters!! Awsome they really look so real, except the old manlast one).

    • Kevin

      I think the last 2 look painted.

  • Valerie

    What the…. these are brilliant. I had to read the paragraph to find out what I was looking at. I was trying to find the illusion on the background of the pictures. Fantastic!

  • Pete

    Awesome, the detail is breath taking. I heard of things ‘jumping off of the page at you,’ but not the wall. Where are these and who is the painter?

  • Chris

    Those look legit!

    Ru sure that theyre fake? u should check again…

  • Memer

    Woow!! I’m really impressed. I like painting too and I really think this artist has a lot of talent! For me the most difficult is the hair and in these pictures it’s perfectly real! Is possible to see more pictures of this artist??!!!

  • Fred

    These are truly spectacular. Realism of this quality is really quite rare in a painting. Please let us know the name of the artist.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patricia-Ann-Ingram/1167061384 Patricia Ann Ingram

    I truly believe this guy is the best artist I have ever seen. I cannot help but wonder though; why you didn’t tell us who he is…I’m assuming that is him painting in the 3rd picture; or is that an illusion too?

  • alice

    wow! it’s so amazing. How can he do that? it’s so difficult for me to paint a house and not look like a baby

  • joe

    they look more like photographs with a filter than actual paintings. Incredible…

  • OrangeGrove

    omg so good! i’m envious :)

  • http://Spiderman.org Amazing

    The first one is insanely realistic!

  • Latisha

    SO AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://myspace.com nadia

    you can the paintings are NOT REAL FIRST OF THE PAINTINGS ARE ALL ONE DIMENSION NOT 3D, ALSO THE BRUSH STROKES IN THE PAINTING IS VERY VISIBLE ANYONE WITH A KEEN EYE CAN SEE THESE ARE PAINTINGS THEY ARE PROTRAYED ON THE WALL TO LOOK REAL THE EXPRESSIONS ON THE PEOPLE IN THE PAITINGS LOOK SO MELONCHOLY, LISTLESS NO EXPRESSION JUST SADNESS AND DISPAIR I WONDER WHY THE ARTIST CHOOSE SUCH TRAGEDY IN THE EXPRESSIONS IN THESE PAINTSINGS NEVERTHELESS ITS AMAZING WHAT REAL TALENT IS. GOOD JOB, AND KEEP UP THE EXCELLENT O.P. YOU ARE TRULY AN ARTIST MR. V I HAVE ALREADY EXPLAINED TO MY FREINDS TO HAVE A FAN PAGE DEDCIATED TO YOU AND YOUR OUTSTANDING JOB ON FACEBOOK YOU SHOULD AHVE A TRIBUTE PAGE FOR MO ILLUSIONS OYU ARE TRULY BLESSED AND GIFTED IN THIS WEB PAGE DESIGN YOUR TRULY GIFTED AND A GENIUS KEEP UP THE EXCELLEND JOB YOUR CANADIAN FRIEND NADIA CIAO!!!MWAH

    • unknown

      Wow, no need for capslock

  • Mike
  • Pryderi

    The artist’s name is David Jon Kassan.

  • Ember Mclain

    WOW!!! These are awesome paintings! I’m so awestruck it’s not even funny!!! O.O

    Ember Mclain

  • steve

    OMG! It’s Evangeline Lilly (Kate from the TV show LOST).

    Second from the bottom.
    Amazing.

  • Care Bear

    I’ll believe anything you tell me.

  • jim

    You think for paintings he would have made the subjects more attractive. Those faces are scary ugly!

    • unknown

      not everybody has to be supermodel perfect :/ try to be more open-minded

  • selena

    this is sooooo amazing i really had to force my eyes and mind to realize they were not real ppl, i am in total awe!!wonderful

  • Pam

    WOW They are amazing!! The artist is super talented, if I didn’t know they were painting I would have thought it was a photo of a real person!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kristin-Torkelsen/1601970046 Kristin Torkelsen

    amazing! So much talent! How did the artist do the hair like that? How did he/she get the colors for the faces so right? I do a lot of art and that was just amazing for me to see. I am humbled

  • Annisia

    WoW thats soooooooooo cool!!! i can paint orety well but not like THAT!!!! i think its something to do with the shadows of the people in the paintings…

  • Janmanni

    Excellent paintings. Shading, colours, everything. Didn’t realize that it is possible to use paints like this.

  • May

    When I first saw the illusion I though “Those people don’t blend in at all” then I went and read the post, and I couldn’t believe my eyes.

    Amazing illusion!

  • Carlie Jean

    Wow very life like! Especially the first few! They look 3D! This person should be so proud! They can paint anyone and bring them to life!

  • Leo

    Good things here, not as the new design of mighty optical :D (not so jocking)
    Nevertheless thanks for all those things that you broadcast through this “blog”.

  • Chad

    Those are just amazing. And if I saw the first one without reading the intro I would’ve thought that was just a regular picture.

  • http://aleighrose.webs.com/ A. Leigh Rose

    Very cool!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matias-Hosiasson/743778493 Matias Hosiasson

    They’re obviously Not fake. Every real artist should be able to paint something as realist as this, more often they choose not to :D.

  • Allie

    breathtaking! so real..

  • sara

    these are amazing, I thought the first girl was real until I read the description, this person has a lot of talent

  • sushanta

    WOW!!! What a great artist he/she must be. The artist must be having a nano knowledge/perception of light and colour. The paintings are really great. Why such artists should not get nobel or similar award!!!!!!!!

  • Crystal

    Hah! I thought it meant that the background was a painting, and I was wondering what was so special about a person standing in front of a background! Then I realized that the people were the paintings!

  • eb

    Wow, This artist is nothing less than incredible! Amazing work!!! I hope to see more.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Debby-Eaton/713506395 Debby Eaton

    WOW – absolutely amazing

  • Lol

    you should look at Patricia Picinini her works are hyper-realistic too.

  • goodie2shoes

    magic,absolutely amazing, this guy sure is talented, would’nt mind owing one of these to hang on my wall, but don’t think i could afford it, does he have an exhibition any where?

  • http://dtech24.0fees.net Johnson

    It is great keep it up

  • http://myspace.com nadia

    thank you for adding my comment mr v. i think your one of the most uniquw and gifted people out here on the world wide web your truly a gifted genius that inspires all keep up all the excellent job your doing and i wish you always the best in all of you endouvers you rock happy holidays!!! ciao nadia

  • Jess

    these are just incredible :)

  • RaRa

    Wow how do ou do that it’s so collit looks like real person standing there

  • Jörg van der Haak

    The artist is, i think, David Jon Kassan.

    http://blog.davidkassan.com/

  • Rick

    Yeah, I don’t want to sound redundant so I totally agree with everyone.

  • deedhoet

    super kewl :)

  • எல்.கே. மதி

    Wonderful talent! I cannot believe this first! So realistic paintings!

  • anh Pham

    OMFG, who is that talent??????

    Im am very admired, so good, so talent, so real, so emo………

  • http://www.yahoo.com sam

    hello sir
    u are awsome work had done in the wall i am your fan wht u did in the wall
    .
    please carry on and u make a beatuiful world to human kind.
    byeeeee may god bless u forever in u hole life.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Eugenia-Ng/100001204056632 Eugenia Ng

    that person is VERY talented… he has the potential to get more credit than this

  • Paul Schilling

    Incredible! Amazing! Could you imagine walking around just thinking ALL DAY long who you could paint on whatever wall? Mind blowing!

  • in awe

    these are awesome.
    i’ve seen on a magazine paintings of one other guy that does this kind of work. i can’t remember his name but it was featured in a Juxtapose mag issue maybe in 2008 or 2009. some pretty great stuff there too

  • razor

    yea I can say these pics are NOT real.
    those are likes made with 3d Max or Maya or DirectX 10 rendered images. but in real it’s great. by manipulating your eyes well u can understand the truth.

  • C.A.S.

    wow this is awesome i looked at the first one in the iGoogle gadget i was looking for the illusion in the background had no idea the person wasn’t real until i read the description

  • AshenNight

    Um, Does anyone actually know the name of this artist? His work is amazing o_o

    • alexandra n

      David Jon Kassan! :)

  • indian

    Mind blowing!!!!
    Really Superb…..

  • Dee

    This artist is unbelievably talented.
    I would really love to see more. Awesome art.

  • Rob

    Awesome, but whats the artist’s name?

  • Bishop

    The artist’s name is David Kassan. And it’s a real shame that the post was created without naming him even once!
    All artists deserve credit, especially when their work is the subject of an entire page of his work, such as this.

    This is his website:
    http://davidkassan.com/

    Now we know his name, and we can all say how cool David Kassan’s work is.

    Just thought I’d solve the mystery by doing a little research.
    :)

  • waldyman

    wow.. i wish i could paint like that.. really amazing x.x

  • MiniGoth

    This is David Kassan – he teaches at the artist’s league in NY, and paints oil on canvas.

    No, there is no 3D programming in his oil paintings.

    (The idea is particularly amusing after watching him work.)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kyle-TuneChi/100000466195516 Kyle TuneChi’

    That’s just skill, no illusion to me.

  • sirius

    Really awesome….superb…rocking….
    wats the artist name???.Any more paintings of this type???

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    Awesome painting ! they look so real !

  • DetectiveKitty

    Very skilled artist, they look completely realistic and deserve a lot of attention.

  • http://saqib.0fees.net/ Saqib Ali Siddiqui

    Awesome paintings looks so real, well job dear.

  • http://www.metacosm.net Jason

    Stunning work, shame it wasn’t credited in the article, as others have mentioned, and thanks to Bishop for naming him.

  • Tonee Rhian Rose

    That is so cool!

  • ran

    hahahahahah___________ love it1

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mohammed-Baig/1801747758 Mohammed Baig

    Its Amazing

  • andeng

    a walking photo printer!

  • nenita

    wow!its very cool!i have the passion and a little talent in realistic painting but no formal education..i wish i have the same talent as David!he is really Great!!!

  • Anonymous

    WOW! Love them x

  • Sharon

    Ahhh folks….herein lies the nature of the web…misinformation. The artists name is David Kassan. See. http://davidkassan.com/statement.php

    Oil paintings on canvas that create an illusion of an outside space in the exhibition space ie. the gallery.

    And no razor, they have not been created using 3d software….

  • Raff_the_Math

    I don’t believe this… like i I seriously don’t believe what I’m seeing!
    (note originally by AVGN)

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    we have several oil paintings at home. some are even vintage old paintings that dates back several decades ago ‘

  • John K

    The Ultimate Truth…the Unknowable Truth or a Belief that such a “Real” truth Exists is not in play here. Can I believe these are not real (“true living people”) but Wall Paintings?” Certainly…especially if I was standing outside the gallery looking at them through a window. BUT I WASN’T! And so my perspective, my perception of the images…created for me by the photographs…fills me with the amazing sensation that I am looking a “true living people”. I think a better heading would have underscored the artist’s gift: “Can You Believe These People Are Real?” That heading would clearly indicate that the paintings are Not Real but would challenge me, at least, to articulate anything I could find that would lead to a statement like, “Of course they aren’t, and here’s how I know!”. THAT would be a very difficult field to hoe. JK

  • Rajesh

    Very nice Paintings

  • Alin

    Something similar:

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  • Rudy Thompson

    It is a wonderful look at master painters and their work

  • http://hvargasq.wordpress.com/ Helson

    My like mach the picture!!!!

  • http://mungopakthinks.blogspot.com Mungo Pak

    this is mind blowing and I have never seen anything like this. wow!!! i want to see them physically

  • farzan

    nice…

  • http://www.pixeldamnation.com pixeldamnation

    its out standing the talent this guy has. thanks for the share

  • wjpr

    I find it difficult to believe the third one is a painting. If it’s an actual photo of a guy making a painting, OK.

    • lexx

      lol that wld be awesome if he painted his self painting the picture and someone took a picture of that! like when u look into a mirror and theres one behind you type thing…

    • Ed

      That’s a photo of him creating the painting of the woman. You can see the final one displayed in a gallery on his website.

      http://davidkassan.4ormat.com/introspections-2009

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  • Grace

    I REFUSE TO BELIVE THESE ARE PAINTINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Trace

      they are real paintings, but not on the wall he normally paints on primed panel (but most are life size).. the artist name is David Jon Kassan and I’m curious why this article didn’t give him credit?!

    • pinadam

      SAME HERE

  • Anonplz

    Oh my god, those are paintings!?
    INCREDIBLE!
    These people are severely talented!

  • AppaloosaGirl

    That is rally incredible. What a talented artist! I just love the fifth one. Very realistic. Bravo!

  • AMZMA

    kAMZpret!!!
    It’s really AMAZING

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  • Von CerBau

    Only one word can describe this: “AWESOME!!!!”

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    WOW! Blown Away by this!!

  • emma

    HOLY SHIT!! That’s amazing!

  • Emma

    Emma likes it

  • genemy

    yah!! i believe in it.. i thought it was called a 3D painting.. napakahirap nyan idrawing pero gusto kung matutunan.. sana… :D

  • diane louise

    look at the 4th one theres a shawdow behind her, confuseing right?

  • ramesh bhaniramka

    who ever had draw this is just mind blowing,, specially the third pic from the top, u can really make the wall live ,,, keep goin buddy

  • gilbrey

    wow! this is mind blowing realusion!

  • Jules

    I agree these are mind blowingly good paintings, but they are by David Jon Kassan. I hope someday the article is corrected.

  • Nahid

    This is the same artist who has been doing the amazing 3D paintings on the street floors for years! Wow, talk about diversification and creating outside the box!

  • aRiPh

    Keren Abiz!!!

  • HUICHO

    Damn, these paintings are awesome!
    at first i thougt those wee mere pictures but reading the article I learned these were painings and they look very realistic!

  • Punky

    I can’t believe these are just wall paintings. It’s amazing how talented people are. I love art, I love looking at optical allusions like this it’s so fun and entertaining.

  • Affan Khan

    wow it’s magic painting.I never saw painting like this.It’s very danger painting.Mind blowing.affan

  • http://moillusions.com kiana

    if u look at the first one and blurrifie ur eyes she is look at u u also do that on the hidden collie illusion ya im 10

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