“Faces” – Hyperrealistic Oil Paintings by Erica Elan Ciganek
Using words like hyperrealistic or hyperrealism is something a writer tries to stray away from. Just uttering the words will ignite instant criticism and unwanted opinions. But when you look at work from artists like Chicago-based Erica Elan Ciganek, you can’t help but say they’re hyperreal. In her portrait series “Faces,” the young artist paints insanely realistic portraits using oil paint on canvas.