Støyva was born in Bergen, Norway and grew up in a small village. Her work is a mix of realism and fantasy, faithful depiction of people an objects mixed with a slight skewing of the same. Go to the website link above to see her work.
Phillips is an American artist who works in pencil. The large format piece below is a pencil drawing. At first glance here, or in person, it can easily be mistaken for photograph. The work is amazing in its detail and depth but, more important than that, in its construction. It is more than a depiction, there is something surreal about it. When you look closely at the figures you are shaken from reality. They almost seem like shadows or like the remnants of people left behind after the eruption of Pompey.
Find out more at joeldanielphillips.com.