Art is not what you see, but what you make others see

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San Francisco-based artist Pakayla Rae Biehn uses oil and acrylic to create incredible paintings that look like pictures. But we’ve all seen photorealistic art before, so what separates hers from the rest?

Biehn makes us think that we’re looking at double exposure photos, a technique in which a piece of film is exposed twice, to two different images. Look closely and you’ll also notice that there’s always an emotional, and sometimes haunting, story taking place – it’s as if she can stitch together different moments in time.

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