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For years now, South African-born and Toronto-based artist Evan Penny has been taking realism to a whole other lever.

Working with silicone, resin, hair and pigment, Penny creates hyperrealistic human sculptures with exceptionally detailed features. From their facial characteristcs to their skin and posture, the artist achieves realistic perfection, discussing issues like the passage of time and the way one perceives themselves.

In his most recent works, he has been experimenting with manipulating his works, creating optical illusions. Digitally editing his works, Penny distorts and reinvents the human figure, suggesting a new way to see people and their identities.

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