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A Glimpse into Hyperrealism Art

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:02 AM

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  • Introduction

Hyperrealism is a genre of painting and sculpture that resembles a high quality Photograph, It's the type of art that your mind might not accept it as a hand-made artwork. Hyperrealism is far more advanced than Photorealism by the methods used to create the resulting paintings or sculptures. The term is primarily applied to an independent art movement and art style in the United States and Europe that has developed since the early 2000s.




Artwork by Eric Zener by SRudyGoldfish by Gustav Klimt by SRudy

  • Hyperrealistic painting

Hyperrealistic paintings are the kind of paintings that you'd mistake with a photograph, Their subject matter ranges from portraits, figurative art, objects, still life to landscapes and cityscapes. The more recent hyperrealist style is much more literal than Photorealism as to exact pictorial detail with an emphasis on social, cultural or political themes.
Most Hyperrealism painters work directly from photographs or digital images, either by using traditional grid techniques, or by projecting colour slide imagery onto the canvas. The aim is to recreate the same sharpness of detail throughout the painting.
Some famous hyperrealistic painters are Richard Estes and Gottfried Helnwein (gottfriedhelnwein). Also check out Dirk Dzimirsky (DDzim) and Christiane Vleugels (Raipun)





Artwork by  Robert Bechtle by SRudyDouble Bubble by Charles Bell by SRudy
Artwork by Richard Estes by SRudy

  • Hyperrealistic sculpture

Hyperrealistic sculptures usually takes humans and animals forms. Hyperrealist sculptors use real clothing and materials in their sculptures in order to make it look real (check images below). Hyperrealism in sculpture, unlike painting, has no relation to photography. This is because sculpture is a three-dimensional art, whereas both painting and photography are two-dimensional. Sculptors therefore have the same problems of technique to overcome as Renaissance artists.
Some examples of great Hyperrealistic sculptors: Ron Mueck, Duane Hanson, and Evan Penny
Also, I'd like you to check out this awesome Pinboard of Hyperrealistic sculptures on Pinterest.




Sculpture by Duane Hansons by SRudySculpture by Duane Hansons by SRudy
Wild Man by  Ron Mueck by SRudy
Yes these are sculpture works!

  • Characteristics

• Hyperrealism tend to mimic real-life forms, in both painting and sculptures. 
• In painting details can sometimes be exaggerated, and that what differs if from the Photorealism technique.
• Real clothing and textiles/fabric and paper are often used in Hyperrealistic sculptures.
• Hyperrealistic paintings are the type of paintings that you would unintentionally ignore. (It's a fact) for being just too life-like.



Check out this video of DDzim drawing a hyperrealistic portrait using graphite pencils:





Final result:

Amalgam by DDzim

  • Hyperrealism on deviantART

There are many realism painters here on deviantART. I chose to feature some hyperrealistic artworks made by great artists. Please spread some love :heart:

 


top by SRudy
The Artist - Natural Scientist by boykokolevBig Banana Split by elliez1
Aphelion by ja5on
PBandJ and Jelly Jar by elliez1
BALANCE by DanielCaroAnother Source by hyper-tom
Big Chocolate Eclair by elliez1
Big Banana Split by elliez1Una buona idea by DiegoKoi
Everybody gets tempted sometim by hyper-tom
henry by kamalky
Hyper Real Silicone Sigourney Weaver Bust by SculptorSteven
Walid Jumblatt - Silicone Bust by schellstudio
dobottom by SRudy


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:icononefromnorthkarelia:
OneFromNorthKarelia Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
I would be really grateful if someone here knows more great hyperrealism tutorials. Or are there any hyperrealism tutorials for novices?   
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013   General Artist
Wow. That's breath taking. :la:
Great finds!
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:iconsrudy:
SRudy Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:hug:
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013   General Artist
:heart:
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aeonsiege Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I wonder if it is possible to do a hyperrealistic art in coffee... It would be nice to create paintings that could be mistaken for old photographs... just for fun :P
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:iconsrudy:
SRudy Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha! I think making it in sepia wouldn't make it very hyperrealistic. Such idea could be classified as a photo-realist piece :D :heart:
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:iconaeonsiege:
aeonsiege Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So how would you call this, a hyperrealism or photorealism?

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:iconsrudy:
SRudy Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hyperrealism for sure! If you can achieve such technique with coffee I'm all with it! :D
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:iconaeonsiege:
aeonsiege Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That will be really tough. Photorealistic alone is difficult to achieve in coffee. But if ever I do come up with one, you'll be one of the first to know :D
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:iconsrudy:
SRudy Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:la: :hug:
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:iconaeonsiege:
aeonsiege Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Right... didn't think of that :P
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Dragos-Sulgheru Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
I know that there are people out there always ready to spit on realism, but it's impossible not to admire such a perfect technique. Great journal entry, mate, full of wonderful works! ;)
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:iconsrudy:
SRudy Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I have to agree on that. Thanks for reading :heart:
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Talty Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012   Artisan Crafter
OH WOW! just... amazing :noes:
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:iconsrudy:
SRudy Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconshainbow:
Shainbow Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I showed this to my parents and they don't believe a single thing XD
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:iconsrudy:
SRudy Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't think my parents would believe either :XD:
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
But DAMN that Sigourney Weaver sculpture!
She is the boss 8-)
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
It was nice that you mentioned those artists and deviants on dA! :happycry:
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:iconsrudy:
SRudy Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
They're few of my favourite artists on dA as well :hug: Thanks for reading!
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
You're welcome! :hug:
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:iconchar739:
Char739 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student General Artist
This is a great article! I have always wondered what hyperrealism was, so now I know! :iconthemoreyouknowplz:
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:iconsrudy:
SRudy Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm glad the article was informative to you :heart: Thanks a lot for reading :aww:
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:iconchar739:
Char739 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student General Artist
You're very welcome! :)
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:iconheyriel:
Heyriel Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hyperrealism ist just so...perfect. How do you even-??? How is this POSSIBLE? I'll forever be amazed and admire these artists x3
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:iconsrudy:
SRudy Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I know :happycry: Such an awesome art movement.
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:iconkrissi001:
Krissi001 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
:clap: :love:
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:iconsrudy:
SRudy Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:love:
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:iconmkemaster:
Mkemaster Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hyperrealism, that one form of Art I will never be able to produce, no matter how many decades I master and learn this craft... haha
But really, those works are quite candy to the eyes, I just love them, even though I don't like this type of art (not that it ain't good or I'm judging it, it is that I can't see its essence lol...)

But seriously, respect to this form of Art and all its Practicers and Artists!
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:iconsrudy:
SRudy Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:love:
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daremaker Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
I love how the artists tend to focus on the mundane, overlooked and definitively not the Hollywood vision of attractiveness. The "imperfections" come from the subjects, and not as much from the paintings themselves. As for me, I would love to paint a hyperrealistic burger :XD:
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:iconsrudy:
SRudy Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes! Usually hyperrealism painting's subjects are very humble and random. That's what i like about it :heart:
A hyperrealistic burger would be awesome :happycry:
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MarcoAlfaroArts Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student General Artist
I wanna study hyper realism, I wish I someday get as good to make surrealistic and mix it up with hyperrealism and maybe some fantasy, but I guess am far away to be at that skill level. :XD:

Anyway, great journal, totally faved! :+fav:
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:iconsrudy:
SRudy Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Ironically, that's what I wish I could do as well. Achieving surrealism ideas with hyperrealistic technique. Good luck got both of us :hug:
And Thanks! :D
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MarcoAlfaroArts Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Indeed! :D
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:iconpedigri:
Pedigri Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The guy in the last picture is Mario. Just older and without his cap.

(amazing works by the way).
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:iconsrudy:
SRudy Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha yes probably! Although the guy is a Lebanese Politician which makes even creepier. :giggle:
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:iconpedigri:
Pedigri Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ha ha, I didn't know that :D
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:iconscatteredashe:
ScatteredAshe Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wow:
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:iconsrudy:
SRudy Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconbpbradbury:
bpbradbury Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
mind blowing stuff
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:iconsrudy:
SRudy Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
In deed!
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:iconvahnkira:
VahnKira Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm a huge fan of this style !
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:iconsrudy:
SRudy Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Same here :love:
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:iconreenacat:
ReenaCat Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student General Artist
*Gasp*
I almost got heart-attack! jk jk

All of this! Such amazing works!

I always wish that I can paint like that XD
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:iconsrudy:
SRudy Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha! It's all about practicing :hug: Good luck!
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:iconbluesolitaire:
BlueSolitaire Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing works. :clap:
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:iconsrudy:
SRudy Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:D :heart:
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emichii Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i just got really confused with your thumbnails because i recognised Ron Mueck's work and i was like WHAT RON MUEK HAS A DEVIANTART WHAT WOW then i realised it was just stash...

anyway, i think this was a simple and good overview of hyperrealism and you even featured tom martin, who i think is a stunning example of hyperrealist work. :)
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:iconsrudy:
SRudy Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:giggle:

Tom Martin's artworks are totally amazing.
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