Unknown to many, Samuel Silva is a lawyer by day, and a talent hyper-realist artist at night. In his spare time, he creates these ballpoint pen drawings you’d otherwise mistake for photographs. We interviewed him recently, and we talked about his growth as a ‘hobby artist’, his work-hobby balance, and his favourite subjects to draw. [read our original post about Samuel Silva here]
Would you believe these owls aren’t real? They are actually hyper-realistic illustrations by New Zealand-based artist and professor John Pusateri. He uses charcoal, pencils, and pastels to draw the nitty gritty details of these birds.
After leaving his illustrious career as an award-winning advertising creative director a few years ago, Milan-based self-taught artist Paolo Troilo has gone on to make these hyper-realistic human portraits with so much fluidity and movement, it’s hard to imagine that all he does to paint these is dip his fingertips into jars of acrylic, black […]
Robin Eley is a hyperrealist painter based in Adelaide. His oil paintings are incredibly meticulous and a fine display of hyperrealistic art. If you want to see them up close, you have until July 6 to get to the Hill Smith Gallery in the Adelaide CBD.
Tom Eckert creates these unbelievable hyperrealistic sculptures out of, you guessed it, wood. He makes his art using traditional wood carving methods, and then he paints them to ensure maximum realism. Eckert’s wood sculptures take hyperrealism to a whole new level.
It is difficult to look away from the Conté Crayon drawings of New York-based Joseph Stashkevetch. The juxtaposition of realism and eerie visual quality makes for one of the most impressive drawing portfolios I have ever have the pleasure of viewing.
Hyper Realism seems to be a growing area of art these days, but no work compares to the father of Hyper Realism Sculpture, Duane Hanson. Hanson’s work went beyond replicating the human form by creating vulnerable scenes of sloth and gluttony, showcasing mundane citizens chasing the American Dream.
Natalia Fabia is a Polish/American artist, raised and living in California. Her sultry oil paintings often reflect dark, but sparkly real life surroundings adorned with tattooed beauties and fish-net hookers. With an outstanding talent which seems to be reaching towards hyperrealism in some of her images, Fabia’s work is shocking, bright and original. Currently blowing up everywhere and exhibiting in New York until mid-February.
It’s fascinating when someone is passionate enough about something or someone to honor them in a unique way. This artist’s name is James Birkbeck, who claims his personality is a lot like that of Vincent van Gogh, but after a bit of makeup and some skilled photography their likeness is uncanny.
Valerio Carrubba is a hyperrealist painter. His images are anatomically accurate, showing his peaceful patients with their internal organs exposed. Shocking, realistic and, at the same time, extremely surreal, Valerio’s paintings are technically beautiful and provocative.