An oil painter from Mexico specializing in “hyper-realism”

Americas Now

They look like photos of real people but they’re actually oil paintings.

Most of the time, artists like to detach themselves from reality. But in Mexico, reality is the source of inspiration for one painter. Omar Ortiz stands out as one of the most promising hyper-realistic painters in the art world.

Omar’s masterpieces are done with such precision you might find it hard to believe they are oil paintings.

This year, Omar Ortiz is scheduled to travel to Holland and the United States. It’s an effort to continue to spread his artistic knowledge with the world.

Watch our Urban Voice segment profiling hyper-realist painter Omar Ortiz.