Singaporean artist Ivan Hoo is rapidly gaining fame for his hyperrealistic paintings and drawings. By applying pastels and pencil to wooden planks, he creates absurdly lifelike renditions of people and various objects.

The artist has elected to use wood as his base because of its ability to hold color, its unique texture, and its ability to add depth to his works. The combination of his methods and anamorphic flair result in pieces that seem and feel much more realistic than more traditional paintings.

Can’t get enough? He posts pictures of his best work on his Instagram.

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[via Juxtapoz]