Patrick Kramer is a human camera. But instead of lens, film, or CCD he uses brushes and oil paints. This series called Gravity shows stunning hyperrealistic paintings of women floating in zero gravity. That's right, these are paintings and not photographs.
Frank Ordaz worked with George Lucas in The Return of the Jedi—among other films—making some of its awesome background matte paintings. When he left the film industry he combined his freelance work with some personal projects involving oil painting. This is a selection I made of his latest work:
British artist Nick Smith recreates classic paintings from Vincent Van Gogh, Warhol, or Rene Magritte, using Pantone color chips. If you look at it up close—clicking on the expand button— you will only see the color chips, but if you step back—or zoom out—you'll see a pixel-art version of the original paintings.
I love Joe Forkan's The Lebowski Cycle, a series of oil paintings that uses frames of The Big Lebowski to reference artwork by classic painters like Caravaggio, Velázquez or David. I would like to have the one above—the last one of the series—made after The Incredulity of Saint Thomas by Caravaggio.
I love Jeremy Geddes' paintings—his photorealistic style mixed with his surreal, often disturbing subject matter. Like his Cosmonaut series, in which dead cosmonauts fall from the sky.
Sometimes you don't need to show much to turn people on. For me, it's the lips and the tongue (and kissing and the licking) that send me into hyperdrive. Hyperrealistic painter Hubert de Lartigue seems to share this fascination. His series of large scale lips paintings are amazing—and so erotic.
Few artists in the world have the perfect command of lighting, color, and oil media technique of Yigal Ozeri. His always sensual and sometimes disturbing hyperrealistic art—which usually focuses on women in dreamy and contemplative states—is simply stunning. Warning: Some paintings are NSFW (nipples shown).
John Berkey is one of the classic painters of the golden era of science fiction. He did some of the original Star Wars posters, but this is for me his best work: Gigantic deep space exploration ships, beautiful white galactic liners, and huge space posts orbiting Earth and other planets—all of them mixing elegant…