Artist makes photorealistic images on boards of wood

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 13 May 2014

Ivan Hoo is a young artist from Singapore who paints photorealistic images. What makes him different from other artists is his preferred canvas: wooden boards. Using pencils and pastels, he has illustrated drawings of spilled coffee, crumpled paper, cling wrapping, and broken eggs, all seemingly on top of the wooden board itself. By working on […]

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Hyper-realistic owls: drawings by John Pusateri

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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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Aging Superhero: paintings by by Andreas Englund

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 15 November 2013

Swedish artist Andreas Englund, through his current series of photorealistic oil paintings, visualizes to us the life of a superhero that’s quite past his prime. The series is called Aging Superhero, and it aims to show that despite old age, people can still do remarkable and praise-worthy things. I want him to make a series […]

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Incredible photorealistic drawings by CJ Hendry

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By Mareike Muller in New Illustration on Saturday 26 October 2013

The close to ‘more than photorealistic’ paper and pen drawings my Australian artist CJ Hendry are almost too good to be true. On first glance one really thinks that her works must be photographs or even better, real shoes or bags or skulls. But on the second glance and keeping the large size in consideration, one realizes, that this has to be a drawing.

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Photorealistic paintings of America by Nathan Walsh

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By Darwin Cosico in New Art on Tuesday 23 April 2013

Do you think you’re looking at photography? Think again. Contemporary British Realist Painter Nathan Walsh has created these amazing photorealistic paintings of Chicago and New York. Nathan Walsh belongs to a new generation of artists who are extending the boundaries of realist painting. Each work takes three months to complete. Not an easy job if […]

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Photorealistic oil paintings by Karen Woods

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By Nini Baseema in New Art on Thursday 28 February 2013

Look twice, these are not photographs, no, these are photorealistic oil paintings by Karen Woods. The acclaimed artist from Seattle describes her works as follows: ‘For some time now I have chronicled my journey by painting what I experience while driving around the city. I paint—in the realist tradition—from photographs taken at intersections and on […]

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Roland Hicks

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Friday 3 June 2011

Here’s someone else who takes the well-worn style of photorealism to a new and interesting place. British artist Roland Hicks makes sculptures, assemblages, and well-composed photos of random detritus and household items and paints impeccably realistic and dramatic paintings from them.

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Nigel Cox

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By J Krantz in New Art on Thursday 12 May 2011

I came across Nigel Cox’s work at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London. I was blown away by his remarkable, detailed figures and his minimal compositions. His paintings are subtly powerful and filled with optimism and confidence. Cox is based in London, UK and works in his studio near Camberwell.

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Paul Roberts: photo-realistic artwork

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By Nini Baseema in New Art on Monday 13 September 2010

Paul Roberts was brought up by artist parents in Wales. Gaining early recognition in the 1970s, his career as a painter was interrupted when he had worldwide success with the rock band, Sniff ’n’ The Tears, in 1978 (whose cover artworks were all his creation). In 1988, he moved with his family to Somerset, where he has continued to paint and make music. His work can currently be seen at the Plus One Gallery London.

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Julia Randall

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By Gerry Mak in New Illustration on Thursday 13 May 2010

Artist Julia Randall has been making the internet rounds with her amazing photorealistic color pencil drawings of disembodied lips, tongues, and spit bubbles.

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Glennray Tutor

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Thursday 4 March 2010

Photorealistic painter Glennray Tutor doesn’t completely obfuscate his human hand behind elaborate techniques — his process is still rooted in traditional notions of painting, and his still-lifes of vintage toys and his depictions of evacuated Main Streets have a sad nostalgia about them that decries the contemporary veneration of concept over form and emotional resonance in art.

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