Beautiful Hyperrealistic Paintings of Rain-Streaked Windows

Hyperrealism is all the rage these days, and few examples of the idea have taken our fancy quite as much of late as the work of German artist Karin Kneffel, which we spotted over at My Modern Met. She uses the idea of looking through rainy windows to create multi-layered canvases that make for captivating viewing. The degree of skill she demonstrates in capturing the refraction of light through water is pretty impressive, and there’s something pleasantly playful about the way she employs that skill, directing the viewer’s eyes through a series of slogans and geometric patterns. Kneffel’s work is showing at the Gagosian in NYC until October 20 — check out a selection of her paintings after the jump.

Image credit: Karin Kneffel