Your account is not active. We have sent an email to the address you provided with an activation link. Check your inbox, and click on the link to activate your account. Although sometimes art is meant to stress its detachment from the reality, hyperrealism practically erases the line. Pictures and sculptures , created by hyperrealist artists, will look no different from a high-resolution image, making it hard to believe that it is, in fact, just pencil art or an oil painting. The difference between photorealism and hyperrealism is quite a small one.
An offshoot of photorealism, contemporary art hyperrealism takes photography to a whole new level when we see not only a faithful copying of reality, but also a highly artistic interpretation of the subject, light and meaning that result in beautiful works of art. Aesthetic, visual perception, cultural impact and unique narrative play a great role in creation of hyper-realistic paintings today. Unlike almost mechanical copying of reality we observe in photorealism painting, contemporary hyper-realists focus a lot more on creative design, story, and emotion, painting from their combination of references they take to communicate their feelings on canvas. The following artists share their unique vision with us, inviting viewers into their personal reality.
World-renowned contemporary artist from China, Leng Jun, who is popular with his incredible hyper realistic paintings has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Birmingham City University. Born in in Sichuan, Jun graduated from the fine arts department at the Hankou Branch of Wuhan Normal College in and currently lives and works in Beijing. The influential contemporary artist is known for his spectacular painting skills and the precision of lifelike details. When asked about receiving the top honour from the UK institution, Jun said that it was definitely a day to remember and expressed his gratitude to the University, the Vice-Chancellor and his friends who have helped him in his artistic journey.
Kei Mieno, a year-old artist from Hiroshima, Japan creates incredible hyperrealistic oil paintings that have been showcased in multiple exhibitions in Japan as well as in art publications. Last year, Mieno opened his first solo exhibition. His skill and talent are apparent in all of his work, even the paintings that are not hyperrealistic. See for example this beauty that is clearly not painted in the same style, but is breathtaking all the same. However, his hyperrealistic oil paintings are getting a lot of attention.