hula paints hyper-realistic bathing ladies from his surfboard hula paints hyper-realistic bathing ladies from his surfboard
may 26, 2015

hula paints hyper-realistic bathing ladies from his surfboard

hula paints hyper-realistic bathing ladies from his surfboard
all photos by aaron a. / courtesy of hula

 

 

 

hawaii-native sean yoro, aka hula, traditionally worked with paint on wood panels, until the day he combined his surfboarding skills and creative character, and took to the seas in search of street art-style canvasses. instead of applying his paint to walls and surfaces in urban environments, hula made his way to abandoned spaces and untouched building façades only accessible by water. carefully carrying cans of colored paint on the edge of his board, the now new york-based artist sources seaside locations in the creation of his most recent series of female portraits, half submerged in the surrounding water.

hula painting hyper-realistic bathing ladies from his surfboard
four female portraits are painted with a distinct hyper-realistic quality

 

 

 

the series of artworks comprises four female portraits, each painted with a distinct hyper-realism. while their faces are painted on the wall, their bodies ‘hide’ under the water’s edge — the perfect placement for them to appear as if they are serenely floating in the surrounding abyss. the pool of water below reflects a semi-transparent image onto the surface, making the faces seem as if they are looking into a mirror.

hula painting hyper-realistic bathing ladies from his surfboard
hula paddles his way to untouched walls and paints female portraits on their surface

hula painting hyper-realistic bathing ladies from his surfboard
the placement of the face and body makes it appear as if the figure is floating in the water

hula painting hyper-realistic bathing ladies from his surfboard

hula painting hyper-realistic bathing ladies from his surfboard
hula paints the image of a brunette figure onto the wall above the water

hula painting hyper-realistic bathing ladies from his surfboard
bodies ‘hide’ under the water’s edge

hula painting hyper-realistic bathing ladies from his surfboard

hula painting hyper-realistic bathing ladies from his surfboard
hula takes to the seas in search of street art-style canvasses

hula painting hyper-realistic bathing ladies from his surfboard

hula paints hyper-realistic bathing ladies from his surfboard
the artist carefully carries cans of colored paint on the edge of his board

hula paints hyper-realistic bathing ladies from his surfboard
scouting the location for a painting

  • This is absolutely beautiful! Love your work, you are an inspiration, wish I could see this in real life!

    karin says:

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