#Nigerian_Artwork: Oresegun Olumide Storms the internet with hyper-realistic paintings which are hard to believe they are not photographs

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These hyper-realistic photos are actually oil paintings
35-year-old Nigerian artist Oresegun Olumide  who majored in Fine Art at the Yaba College of Technology , Lagos and graduated with a distinction is currently taking the internet by storm
His paintings are so real that it's hard to believe they're not photographs.
The hyperrealism created in his artwork makes his work seem so life.
it's so hard to believe they aren't.
Oresegun Olumide a Lagos-born Nigerian artist uses water as a
recurring theme and paints people from his local community.
His love for water, makes Water a recurring theme in his art as he says the use of water gives a translucent effect and, he says, this is  "why it's difficult for many people to do." because according to a popular adage in his native Yoruba language, "water has no enemy,"
With over 18.7k followers and counting on Instagram, his work is fast gaining momentum online.
According to CNN; He became interested in art at the age of four and started professionally creating art in 2005, Olumide said.
Drawing inspiration from his community, he is creating pieces that reflect the lives of those around him.
His work, he says, is "a gradual process," taking around two to three weeks to create individual pieces.
"And depending on the intricacy I want to achieve, it can take a couple of months," he added.
See more of olumide's Astonishing hyper-realistic paintings you won't believe were painted by hand

SOURCE: CNN
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