Hyperrealist Body Horror

Fábio Magalhães hyperrealist body horror painting

Warning: This post contains graphic and disturbing images. Viewer discretion is advised.

If you can manage to stare at these paintings by artist Fábio Magalhães long enough not to feel a bit queasy, then you will be able to appreciate the immense skill and detail that these works possess. And while the body horror content is shocking at first, it does have a purpose: Magalhães is exploring important themes such as animal cruelty through this photo-realist painting method.

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Christopher is assistant editor of Scene 360's Illusion and also founding editor of White Coffee Magazine. As an arts journalist and film critic, he’s been published in a number of online publications including Gorilla Film Magazine, Hi! Magazine, The Flaneur, subtitledonline.com, and Trisickle Magazine. Follow the author @WhiteCoffeeMag, and see more articles here.