The hyperrealistic paintings of Philip Muñoz show today's rebel youth to find society's new definition of glamour.

Philip Muñoz and the contemporary sublime
- AUG 10, 2013

Philip Muñoz's hyperrealistic paintings express and explore the notion of glamour and the role it plays in the definition of social identity. His photo like images analyse with particular emphasis the idea of "beauty through transformation" and what Muñoz calls "the concept of the contemporary sublime". 

Philip Muñoz and the contemporary sublime

©Philip Muñoz

His latest pieces are focused on the identity of the urban context. His models are prototypes of youthful rebellious aesthetic of city streets, completely immersed in the urban definition of glamour. The figures he paints are adorned with tattoos and piercings, with carefree and provocative attitudes. As he explains his inspiration is drawn by the "vibrant and youthful, care-free characters I see every day outside the doors of my studio."

Philip Muñoz and the contemporary sublime

©Philip Muñoz

Philip Muñoz and the contemporary sublime

©Philip Muñoz

Philip Muñoz and the contemporary sublime

©Philip Muñoz

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