These amazing pictures look like the aftermath of an explosion in a paint factory. But they are actually the stunning work of renowned Spanish hyperrealistic painter Eloy Morales. The Madrid-based artist , 40, has exhibited his work everywhere from Spain, Italy, and France, to England, Mexico, and New York.

Hyperrealism is a genre of painting and sculpture resembling high resolution photographs that became popular in Europe in the early 2000s.

“I never had painted myself before this series, but it just makes sense this way,” said Morales, who began painting at the age of four.

“It’s a conceptual self-portrait, a reflection of my complex relationship with paint.”

The mind-blowing accuracy of Morales’s work means that each painting take to around a month to complete.

The artist working an eight hour day in his studio.

“I’m very disciplined, but I need to be to develop my work.

“I’ve got my studio separate from my home so I can concentrate, I need to be alone while painting,” he said.

And despite the uncanny accuracy of Morales’ portraits, he is keen to avoid being pigeonholed by putting a name to his individual style.

Morales added: “I don’t like tags.

“I don’t think you can choose a premeditated style, your style comes from the decisions you take through the years.

“I always felt a special interest for the image since I was a kid.

“I think the power of the image to evoke emotions and make people feel is unlimited.”

The Spanish artist says he feels “liberated” when looking at his finished work.

Although he has “a weird process of love and hate with my paintings” while he is making the extraordinary pieces.

The talented hyperrealist said: “I try to show my inner world in my work.

“My images are explicit but they talk of senses and the non physical.

“My ambition is to continue to dedicate my live to paint every day, it was my dream since i was a child – it’s my passion.”

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