Robin Eley was born in 1978 in London, England, to an Australian father and Chinese mother. In 1981 his family migrated to Australia where he completed his secondary education. In 1997 he moved to the United States where he would attend Westmont College, captaining the basketball and earning a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Fine Art in 2001.
His work is held in numerous private art collections around the world and has recently had work acquired publicly by the Ridley Tree Museum of Art in the United States.
Eley currently works and resides in Los Angeles, California.
At first glance, you think you are seeing a photo. But peer closer and maybe – just maybe – you can see the paint-strokes that belie the fact that these are actually hyper-realistic paintings. Each exquisitely detailed piece of work shows naked subjects wrapped in plastic foil – meaning Australian artist Robin Eley must pay
Australian artist Robin Eley is a master of deception. Using oil paint, a series of tiny brushes and hours upon hours of intense concentration, he creates some of the most impressive hyperrealist works we’ve come across. What appear to be surreal nude photographs and snapshots of bizarre aluminum sculptures are actually painstakingly crafted paintings Eley’s
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