Italian artist Marcello Barenghi draws incredibly hyper-realistic everyday objects that appear almost three dimensional with the help of colored pencils and occasional enhancements using markers or watercolor.
I have been called “The hyper-realist artist of the common things in the era of YouTube”, Potentially I am fascinated by everything, I am used to look at an object taking into account its reflections, the lights, the shadows, its colors and shape.
Every single object has its own beauty, also an empty bag of potato chips. I like to decontextualize and make protagonists branded products and objects that accompany us in our daily lives, sometimes from childhood and throughout our life.
We don’t give them importance, though, we are moved to see the out of production candies we ate as children, or the Walkman that we used in the 80s. I simply want to say: “Hey, have you seen how beautiful is the Ketchup you have in the fridge?”.
It ‘s true, my drawings are hyper-realistic, but it is also true that you can find my style in each of them, my own way of translating reality. My drawings are not perfect, I’m never happy with the result, I often get angry because I can see a lot of flaws that I always hope to correct in the next work.
However, limitations and imperfections represent the style and anyone who has a keen eye will always identify my drawings, without the need to look at the signature.