Realistic, nature inspired portraits by Victor Grasso

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Victor Grasso is an artist living and working in Cape May, New Jersey. Cape May is situated on a peninsula surrounded by the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Victor grow up in Cape May, and the sea has been one of the biggest influences in his work, or even his biggest muse. Victor in a recent interview with Beautiful Bizarre on his relation with the ocean:

“I’ve spent my life at the shore, so I guess it will always be a muse of mine. I wanted to show the ocean and all of its mysteries through deep narratives that connect to a darker notion of what the sea represents. Those paintings had a lot to do with form and void. I used the human form and sea life as the main composition in each piece and void, excluding any background and instead painting them all an abyss black (…) I’m also fascinated with man’s relationship to wildlife, and his desire to collect what nature leaves behind.”

Combined with a heavy reference to the deep shadows and high contrast of the Old Masters, Vincent’s work is a sight for sore eyes. His compositions are amazing, mixing real with surreal to lure the viewers into the mysterious stories his pieces are telling.

You can find more of Victor’s work on his website, Facebook page and Instagram. Enjoy!

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Thanks for reading! What do you think of Victor’s work?

                              

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