Pretty much any talented artist can blow my mind, but especially those whose paintings are so realistic that you genuinely cannot tell if what you are looking at is a photo or a painting. And that is where Kamalky Laureano comes in. Laureano is from the Dominican Republic but based in Mexico City, and his larger-than-life photorealistic paintings are beyond impressive. Looking at his paintings are like looking into a crazy hi-def camera that captures every single pore, wrinkle, and a strand of hair on a person's face. He specializes in large close-up paintings that are extremely intimate portraits of people's faces that also happen to be about seven feet tall.
They are incredible. He has gained a following of nearly 80,000 people on Instagram who come for the insanely amazing art and stay for the occasional photos of his adorable dogs (a French bulldog and a mastiff). Let's take a look at some of his most impressive work.