German artist, Mike Dargas started painting as a child. In his early works he was already using oil colour. At the age of 11 Mike presents his talent in public with road surface paintings on the “Domplatte“ in front of Cologne Cathedral. He was accepted at an art school as the only child in an adult class and learned different techniques.
In his early 20s Mike Dargas becomes famous in the tattoo scene and wins all important awards and grants.
Today I want to present his work totally focused on realism. His works show the picture of people, painted realistically in oil on canvas. Technique that Mike is using to create this stunning portraits, like a photography, a snapshot of the moment.
In his portraits, Mike is not limited on certain types. He portrays young and old, beautiful and dark, fragile and strong people. They are lost in thoughts, show inner conflicts or transmit a unique or even holy calmness. The perfection of his technique seems to seek for the perfect image, like he was searching for the soul within each single one. With his works Mike Dargas challenges us to take a deeper look, to understand the nature of human being and to question our own emotional perception.
images ©Mike Dargas