The Kopu Bridge Wheelhouse, Thames
Acrylic on Board
990 × 605 mm
Folwell's paintings are a form of realism and a style of painting known as Hyperrealism. While it is aspects of the everyday that act as the starting point and subject matter for Folwell's work, he pushes these details one step further. The everyday is presented to us in such detail, that Folwell creates a new reality, one that is more vivid and precise than what actually exists. This is not to say that his work is surreal, rather the artist creates a convincing depiction of a simulated reality.