Instagram undoubtedly is a place that houses an array of countless incredible artists and artworks. And hyperrealism art is definitely an exciting genre that took social media platforms by storm. What can be best characterized as surreal, realistic, and mind-blowing quickly rose to popularity.
As you might have been able to guess from the name, hyperrealism is the blurring line between reality and art. Wide Walls explains this concept as including, said by Bob Lansroth, “Preliminary drawings or grisaille painting and molds into their creative process. To achieve that high level of accuracy, the artists usually employ photographic slide projections or multi-media projector onto canvases or other rudimentary techniques like gridding. As for the sculptures, polyesters are applied directly to the human body or mold.” So, in short, hyperrealism takes an extraordinary amount of skill, dedication, and, not to mention, time. Here’s a list of incredible artists that will have you wondering whether their art is a photograph or not. Yes, it’s that realistic.
@Doooo_cds is an account that produces sculptures that are surreal, life-like, yet simultaneously creepy and weird in a way where you can’t look away. Trust me, you’ll know what I mean when you begin scrolling through the account—and can’t stop.
Secondly, characterizing himself as a figurative oil painter, looking at Grassi’s work will have you believing they are photographs.
Dargas creates hyperrealist artwork of women dripping in honey which primarily gave him attention and recognition.
Artist Kazu Hiro is a hyperrealist sculptor that constructs 3D portraits. As written on Hiro’s site and as seen on his Instagram feed, he is currently constructing large-scale portrait sculptures.
In conclusion, there’s no doubt that once you begin scrolling through these incredible hyperrealist artworks, you won’t stop.
Featured photo image: Mike Dargas