Look at These Hyperrealistic Surreal Paintings of NYC Subway Riders

We’ve all met some interesting characters on the NYC subway. In his latest exhibition titled Underground, artist Matthew Grabelsky takes this concept to a whole new level as he depicts hyperrealistic portraits of subway-riding couples… with animal heads.

Grabelsky told our friends at PROHBTD:

I am captivated by the way in which mythology makes use of imaginary creatures and events to suggest that there is more to our day-to-day experiences than what we are normally aware of.

Check out the full interview for a full Q&A with Grabelsky as well as the rest of his fascinating portfolio.


Joshua Mu

Joshua Mu

Contributing Writer

When he is not attempting to hustle the hustlers of Central Park, Joshua enjoys exploring the depths of what New York has to offer. He one day hopes to pilot a drone without immediately crashing it.

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