Hyperrealistic paintings capture every single detail, from tiny pores to wisps of hair

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 7 May 2015

We’ve shown you some pretty cool hyperrealistic art for a while now. From oil paintings by Robin Eley to Karla Mialynne’s incredible wildlife-inspired artwork. But we are beyond amazed by the work of artist Marco Grassi.

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These images of eyes are not photos, they’re drawings

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 18 March 2014

What you are looking at is not the product of a camera, but of the talented hands of Texas-based graffiti artist ‘Redosking’. He specializes in drawing hyperrealistic illustrations, capable of describing his subjects just by showing their eye and the surrounding skin.

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Interview with ballpoint pen hyper-realism artist Samuel Silva

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Saturday 22 February 2014

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]

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Hyper-realistic owls: drawings by John Pusateri

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 4 February 2014

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.

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Paolo Troilo’s finger-painted portraits: poetry in motion

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 16 July 2013

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 […]

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Hyperrealism at its finest: art by Robin Eley

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By The Flying Dutchman in New Art on Tuesday 2 July 2013

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.

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Incredible wood sculptures by Tom Eckert

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Wednesday 29 May 2013

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.

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Hyperrealistic drawings by Joseph Stashkevetch

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By Saad Moosajee in New Illustration on Monday 27 August 2012

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.

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Hyper realistic sculptures by Duane Hanson

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By Jena Ardell in New Art on Thursday 10 May 2012

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.

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Natalia Fabia

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By Jennifer Saul in New Art on Wednesday 15 February 2012

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.

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Hyper-realistic Vincent van Gogh lookalike

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By Erin Waddell in New Art on Monday 17 January 2011

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.

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Valerio Carrubba

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By Dont Panic in New Illustration on Thursday 12 March 2009

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.

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