Cesar Del Valle’s illustrations, if classified, would fit nicely under the tag of hyperrealism, along the lines of Chuck Close or Nathan Walsh. The people in his pieces aren’t mere subjects to be captured, however. Instead, they are interactive, bodies in motion reacting to their papery confines. Some jump, some pull, some teeter. One poor life-size soul stands in the corner, his head leaned against the wall; another young lad drawn under the crinkle of his page appears to be holding the weight of the world on his shoulders. It is the implied meaning of Del Valle’s illustrations that make them so compelling, to the point where you feel inspired to ask the person depicted, “Hey, what’s going on? You okay?” Check out his blog for additional examples of Del Valle’s work. Via YellowTrace.