Artist 'freezes time' with voyeuristic series of paintings of people admiring art

Marilyns G. Boersma acrylic on masonite 71" or 48" or 180 x 120 cm 2017

At first glance, this set of works appears to be photographic. On second viewing, however, the indication of a slight brushstroke tells us in fact that they are hyperrealistic paintings.

Their creator is Gerard Boersma, who says: "I paint people on the streets, in stores, public transport and museums. They show the way people see themselves, interact or are influenced by modern developments in various ways.

"I freeze time and our fast and busy lives are forever captured in a moment. Finally ready to be observed quietly."

Gerard is an internationally recognised artist and has been painting for over 15 years. His work has been exhibited in museums and galleries and is owned in private collections worldwide. Discover more of his work at gerardboersma.nl.

Slot Machines G. Boersma acrylic on masonite 35 1/2" or 27 2/3" or 90 x 70 cm 2016

Slot Machines G. Boersma acrylic on masonite 35 1/2" or 27 2/3" or 90 x 70 cm 2016

Nighthawks (Woman enjoying painting by Edward Hopper G. Boersma acrylic on masonite 59" x 48" or 150 x 120 cm 2018

Nighthawks (Woman enjoying painting by Edward Hopper G. Boersma acrylic on masonite 59" x 48" or 150 x 120 cm 2018

Ralph's Supermarket G. Boersma acrylic on masonite 38 1/2" or 30" or 97,8 x 75 cm 2016

Ralph's Supermarket G. Boersma acrylic on masonite 38 1/2" or 30" or 97,8 x 75 cm 2016

Liqor Store G. Boersma acrylic on masonite 35 1/2" or 27 2/3" or 90 x 70 cm 2016

Liqor Store G. Boersma acrylic on masonite 35 1/2" or 27 2/3" or 90 x 70 cm 2016