‘Micro-Baroque’ Graphite Illustrations From Mexico

Using nothing more than graphite, paper, and pencil, Colombian artist Mateo Pizarro creates stunning graphite miniatures that play with the elements of light and shadow. Thankfully he has use a match to show you the scale of his works, which are absolutely mind-blowing in their minuscule detail.

A photo posted by Mateo Pizarro (@mateopizarror) on

Pizarro has also made other more macabre drawings and sketches, and he has also dabbled in photography. But today’s feature is his ‘micro-barroco’ series which borrows from the Baroque period. Many of his pieces are breathtaking in their magnificent beauty and characteristics, and made even more impressive due to his minimalist approach materials-wise.

A photo posted by Mateo Pizarro (@mateopizarror) on

A photo posted by Mateo Pizarro (@mateopizarror) on

Currently living in and working from Mexico City, Mexico, Pizarro continues to put his pencils to paper in an effort to astound us with his attention to detail and his surreal interpretations of animals and reality. We wish him all the success with his incredible talent.

A photo posted by Mateo Pizarro (@mateopizarror) on

A photo posted by Mateo Pizarro (@mateopizarror) on

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