With the aim of making a political statement about torture methods such as waterboarding, German artist Dirk Dzimirsky began experimenting with water as a subject in his hyperrealistic art. While the final result looks less politically focused, Dzimirsky explains that it provided inspiration for his current direction. â€śThe water stayed as an element in my work. It gives me the change to add different textures, tonal values and colors to a face which you usually do not find there.â€ť With or without water, the subjects in his art all reveal a poetic vulnerability, captured beautifully in graphite, charcoal and oil paint.
Images Â© Dirk Dzimirsky