These Portraits of Sliced Fruit Look Surreal

The art of Dennis Wojtkiewicz is something you don’t see every day. This artist specializes in painting portraits of sliced fruit using oil on canvas method, but the final results are not what you would expect. Dennis makes his portraits in large scales while focusing on all the tiny details and adding dramatic backlight which transforms the fruit into almost surreal objects.

You can check out some of his works below or go see them in person at Birmingham’s Robert Kidd Gallery.

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1st Image – Inspiration Never thought I would talk about fruit and architecture in the same context, but it occurred to me that at some point during the conceptual stage. The building had these layers identical to how we find an inner most sanctum within a fruit and an outer ‘harder shell-like’ layer. Rosette-Series ‘Dennis Wojtkeiwicz’ -Still Life Painting 2nd Image – Light Gradient Plan Immediately I was drawn into the idea, a house with 3 layers – Exterior, Interior, & Court – would function as a gradient and create a smooth flow of natural light. In the Plan I represent light as a colour from brightest to darkest, and the pattern that forms is a result of the openings, sizes of the vestibules across these 3 layers. #denniswojtkiewicz #hyperrealism #fruit #squarehouse #lightgradient #nature #design #harmony #abudhabi #mbzc

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