Fascinating Paintings of People Entranced by Their Phones

Last year, we fell in love with New York City-based street artist Dan Witz for his phenomenal hyperrealistic mosh pit paintings — but it looks like the artist is just as interested in the quieter moments of human identity in modern life as he is in the wildest ones. Design You Trust pointed us towards this gorgeous and unsettling series of portraits of people completely hypnotized by their cell phones, whether texting or dialing or just staring into the gleam, their faces lit up by the electronic glow. Click through to check out the series, and you might just feel the urge to set your phone aside for an hour today. Maybe.

Image credit: Dan Witz