Mike Dargas is a young artist from Cologne, Germany. Mike was born in 1983 and he started painting at an early age. He sold his early sketches to family members and friends. Mike first presented his talent with road surface paintings the “Domplette ” in front of the Cologne Cathedral. He continued his education in art school where he was the youngest in the class.
In his early 20s, Dargas became famous in the tattoo industry by winning all major awards and grants.
Great artists such as Dali, Caravaggio and HR Giga inspired Mike to focus on surrealism and realism. Mike’s paintings show the picture of people, painted realistically in oil on canvas.
His technique is so realistic that it gives the impression of a photography or a snapshot of a moment rather than painting. The style is actually called hyperrealism. Mike isn’t putting his art in a box or limiting himself in certain styles. His models are young, old, skinny and strong people.