There must be some real water there!


The images below will make you look twice.

Gustavo Silva Nu ±ez
is an Argentinian artist who specializes in paintings of people swimming, floating, or simply sitting in water. The realism of his work alone is astounding, but the artist takes it one step further. Once the paintings are completed, he poses with them, creating fantastic optical illusions.  

Here are some examples of his work:

Great Interactive Between Paintings and The Artist Gustavo Nu ±ez

This shark's open mouth is so real it's scary.

Great Interactive Between Paintings and The Artist Gustavo Nu ±ez

The artist and the woman appear to be  side by side, enjoying the water together.

Great Interactive Between Paintings and The Artist Gustavo Nu ±ez

Paintings of tattoos are especially difficult because they have to look as though they are under the skin.

Great Interactive Between Paintings and The Artist Gustavo Nu ±ez

Great Interactive Between Paintings and The Artist Gustavo Nu ±ez

I can't stop staring at this image. It really feels like she is about to emerge from the water and splash me.


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