Hyperrealistic paintings of figures swimming underwater by Los Angeles-based artist Matt Story. His paintings uses gestures with water as a metaphor for self-reflection, birth, and cleansing. Story believes that his paintings represents more than a photographic image that captures a moment in time but that we filter our interpretation of art through our memories which reside as invisible imprints.
I try to paint contemporary life as to capture crystals of pristine memory that we all share but never describe to one another. Each composition uses the gesture of figure or setting to evoke a platonic form, an archetypal notion, a distilled essence, that thing that lasts beyond the moment.