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Photorealistic paintings of contemplative and serene swimmers by Calida Rawles

A selection of exquisite photorealistic paintings of people in contemplative moments floating and immersed in the waters by Calida Rawles, a Los Angeles-based talented painter specializing in hyper-realism.

Calida Rawles is known for her hyperrealistic paintings that render Black women and men immersed in water. Beginning as photographs of friends and family, Rawles’ paintings explore the troubled social history of water in the United States while simultaneously representing water as a source of solace for her subjects.

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