Examples of Hyperrealism Art

Because contemporary realism has a range of styles within the genre, here we bring you works that fall within the subcategories of hyperrealism, photorealism, and trompe l’oeil.

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1. Hyperrealism Painting Spotlight: Wet Hair

Congratulations to Johannes Wessmark, whose hyperrealism paintings have been recognized in the PleinAir Salon, a monthly art competition.
Read: https://realismtoday.com/hyperrealism-painting-of-the-week-wet-hair/

2. On Trompe l’Oeil: A Contemporary Realism Sub-Genre

“Trompe l’oeil painting was a precursor of modern aesthetics,” says Anthony Mastromatteo. Keep reading his essay on this realism sub-genre here.
Read: https://realismtoday.com/tromp-loeil-paintings-illusion-anthony-mastromatteo/

3. Hyper-Realistic Drawings by Clio Newton

Discover gender-composite realistic drawings that explore the themes of femininity in art history and gender identity today.
Read: https://realismtoday.com/realistic-drawings-clio-newton/

4. Photorealism with Meaningful Metaphors

Doug Webb considers himself a “classical romantic surrealist, juxtaposing Magritte-like oversized objects and shifts of scale within scenes.” Learn more about his photorealistic art in this spotlight.
Read: https://realismtoday.com/photorealism-metaphors/

5. A Photorealism Pastel: Golden Delicious

There is a lot of superb contemporary realism being made these days; this article by Allison Malafronte shines light on a gifted individual who paints in the style of photorealism.
Read: https://realismtoday.com/a-photorealism-pastel-golden-delicious/

6. Flowers and Faces: Photorealistic Still Life Portraits

Inspired by the women in her life, Narelle Zeller is creating a series titled “In Bloom,” which is also a collaboration with a talented florist who creates custom pieces for the portrait paintings. Discover Zeller’s process in this exclusive article.
Read: https://realismtoday.com/flowers-and-faces-photorealistic-still-life-portraits/

7. Trompe l’Oeil Paintings by Robert Meredith

Robert Meredith paints everything: landscapes, portraits, and still life, but his specialty and unique talent is trompe l’oeil or “fool the eye” realism.
Read: https://realismtoday.com/trompe-loeil-paintings-robert-meredith/

8. Contemporary Realism: A Moment with Tony Curanaj

The subject matter of his contemporary realism represents “the complexity of an individual’s observation as well as a love and respect for nature and life.”
Read: https://realismtoday.com/contemporary-realism-tony-curanaj/

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