Ultra Realism

Mike Bayne is a contemporary artist based in Toronto. Bayne's oil paintings portray North American scenes, beautifully rendered in the hyper-realism style.

"There is an aura of the unbelievable in Bayne's deliberately banal subjects, a determined skill that precisely captures every nuance of the scene - the isolation, the stillness, the quality of light, the richness of colour, the extreme attention to detail in every reflection, every surface, every blade of grass.  While Bayne's work commonly depicts human absence and isolation, the viewer often gets a sense of "being there," the result of such an accurate depiction."