Painter Ellen Altfest has a gift for detail. Her refined, hyper-realistic paintings of everyday objects—which can take her an entire year to create—demonstrate both incredible craftsmanship and her ability to see beauty in the minutia of life. Recently, Altfest has turned her attention to fabrics and textiles—resulting perhaps in her most intricate body of work yet. At an upcoming MK Gallery retrospective, Altfest contextualizes these new works with her early renderings of wild life and hairy swathes of skin. Here, a sneak peek.
Altfest’s eponymous show will be on view until May 31st at MK Gallery in London, mkgallery.org.