Robin Eley: An Incredible Artist and his Hyper-realistic’ Paintings

Robin Eley is a London-born Australian versatile artist whose paintings are aesthetic composition that evokes profound feelings for his real-life touch. The elements, techniques, colors and textures of his paintings are so real that they look no different than high-resolution photographs. Some critics raised questions on his work and some even visited his studio to see if he really used brush and oil colors to create these hyper-realistic paintings.
In an interview to a news channels Eley said, “As I move through life, I am confronted by questions of doubt, isolation and anxiety. And for these many questions, painting is my only answer.”

He was born in 1978 in London and moved to Australia along with his family when he was only 3 years old. In 1997, he went to California where he completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Westmont College and came back to Australia where he currently lives with his family.

Robin Eley has been awarded and honored for several times: In 2008, he received Emerging Artist Award from Rip it Up Magazine; in 2010, he won Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, for his painting “The Shadows of His Former Self”; in 2012 he was the finalist for The Archibald Prize, for “Bibliography” and many more.

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  • Aloo

    One of the nearest Indian Artist that I may recall whose works are exhibited along with his nearly a century old brush and painting tools is that of Venkatappa (Venkatappa Art Gallery, Kasturba Road, Bangalore, Karnataka 560001, India Tel: 080 22864483).
    Each blade of grass one may observe truly as individual entity so are the fine lines of faces, his works in my opinion was in reality a true photographic slide before camera.
    Just to share some thoughts, no doubt Robin Eley: remains “An Incredible Artist” much to be appreciated and to be inspired.

  • Creativity redefined. I can imagine how much it’d take to create such paintings. Hats off to the artist 🙂