Comic Book Paintings So Perfect They Look Like Photographs

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If you’re lucky enough to buy one of Sharon Moody‘s comic book paintings, make sure you keep it out of reach of your superhero-obsessed friends — considering that her trompe l’oeil works actually are realistic enough to fool the eye, they might well try to reach into the piece and grab the open Spider-Man or Batman serial out of it. But it isn’t just photo-quality accuracy Moody is seeking. She writes that the playful subjects she chooses “reflect the universal human desire for amusement, diversion, and stimulation. These seem a proper subject for trompe l’oeil paintings, which by their very nature are intended to divert and entrance us with their illusionism and by the questions they raise — in a playful way — about perception and reality.” Click through to see a selection of Moody’s comic book paintings, which we spotted via Beautiful/Decay, and visit her gallery if you’re interested in purchasing her work.

Image credit: Sharon Moody

Image credit: Sharon Moody

Image credit: Sharon Moody

Image credit: Sharon Moody

Image credit: Sharon Moody

Image credit: Sharon Moody

Image credit: Sharon Moody

Image credit: Sharon Moody

Image credit: Sharon Moody

Image credit: Sharon Moody