Philipp Weber currently lives and works in Kassel and Berlin, his hyper-realistic paintings are absolutely incredible. If you head over to his website you will see that Philipp has organised his paintings into yearly archives (since 1997), it is interesting to see the development of his work.
Artist Philipp Weber tells the stories that move him, using a hyper realist style. Realism, pop, composition and an attempt to find an inner truth determine the artist’s approach, which places women at the heart of his cyclical works. Like Mel Ramos, Philipp Weber depicts the artificiality and the clichés of the fashion and advertising world.
His young women pose as if for a photo shoot for a glossy magazine, providing a blank canvas for men’s dreams, thus picking up on a traditional artistic theme. But Philipp Weber shows more than that: he brings his models to life, releasing them from the artificiality and rigidity of the master image, going under their skin, exposing irregularities in apparent perfection and revealing aspirations and great dreams.
Via: Philipp Weber