José Manuel Hortelano

I feel like my last few posts have a certain vibe to them, so I’m hoping to continue that with this amazing self-portrait by José Manuel Hortelano called José Underwater. José is a 26 year old painter from Valencia, Spain who transforms photo images into amazing watercolor pieces. José Underwater was done in sort of an impressionist style, with tons of bits and details everywhere all coming together to make a beautiful whole. As soon as I saw this I knew I had to post about it. I always forget how amazing non-digital art is until someone does something like this and makes it feel so fresh and contemporary.

You can check out an extra large version of the painting on his deviantART page here.

Found through The Style Press


June 14, 2008