This Maltese Artist's Incredible Hyperrealistic Works Will Make You Fall In Love With The Island All Over Again

How are these not actual photos?

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Andrew Micallef is a painter whose talents will leave you flabbergasted. The hyperrealistic style he uses makes his paintings identical to real life photos, so much so that at first glance you might think you are looking at an actual photograph and not a painting. 

And if there's one thing you'll fall in love with thanks to Micallef's works, it's his subject; Malta.

The rigorous technique he uses gives high attention to the tiniest details we overlook in life, truly catching the essence of Malta and our beautiful surroundings. Micallef’s work has a certain fluidity in its stillness, speaking to our sense of sight in a way that it has never been spoken to before. 

Each delicate stroke seems to speak to you in a way that will make you understand nature and your surroundings in a way you have never seen them before — looking at Andrew’s work will surely make you look at Malta’s picturesque and powerful nature in an almost romanticised way. 

We can clearly see a pattern emerging here, the artist is one with nature when it comes to his art — and as it is often said, the art reflects the artist himself. This says a lot about the intimacy and comfort the artist shares with his roots. 

Andrew Micallef is definitely a great artist who truly captures the spirit of his surroundings in his work. 

If you want to see some of his incredible works of art in person, Andrew’s upcoming exhibition ‘My Path with Nature’ - his 11th solo exhibition to date - will be held at The National Museum of Natural History from the 18th of May till the 1st of June.

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Chiara Micallef