Hyperrealism is the absolute realistic trend of history. It is based on the accurate representation of the elements. We can not speak of a specific origin of this intention as from cave paintings found signs of wanting to represent the reality of events in painting. Hyperrealism is nothing more than the evolution of this.
It is anchored in the 60s so its settlement in the art world is inevitably linked on one side to the current American Pop Art on the other hand, in Europe, it is associated with an almost surreal lyricism.
The most common techniques that work the hyperrealist painters are oil and acrylic paint , although not the only, for watercolors, airbrush, markers are also used …
We wanted to make a compilation of the most representative and influential figures of hyperrealism today.
The 30 most outstanding hyperrealistic
- Antonio López (Tomelloso, Ciudad Real, 1936), we could not start this list by someone other than the great manchego painter. Concerning the Spanish hyperrealism, Prince of Asturias Prize, is known for the thoroughness with which to plan the exact time in which to paint for the incision of light on the elements is always the same.
- Stefan Amraly (Montreal, 1971) Designer, illustrator and Canadian painter. As Antonio Lopez prefers to represent live from his works and not based on photographs. His works reflect the appeal is reflected in the colors and flashes of light.
- Edward Hopper (Nyack 1882 – New York 1967). clearly influenced by Pop Art, the American painter knew how to portray the loneliness that hides the “American Dream life” are known, mainly his works on gas stations, train tracks, portraits intimate and close relationship.
- Don Eddy (Long Beach, California 1944) rose to fame thanks to his mastery of the airbrush to represent all types car. Considered a photorealistic his works have tried several themes, now turns to the field of metaphysics.
- David Parrish (Birmingham, 1939). From the hyperrealism of cars to motorbikes. David Parrish is a painter, management consultant, coach, author and speaker. A versatile artist well suited to the demands of the art world today.
- Richard Estes (Kewanee, Illinois 1932). It is an American painter who has based his career on the study of cities hyperrealistic, geometric landscapes and urban environments all with some slight tints of American Pop Art.
- Steve Mills (Boston, USA, 1959) Clearly influenced by Richard Estes, the young Mills studied art and chose as a central pillar of their work the elements cuotidianidad conceived in his day.
- Pedro Campos (Madrid, 1966) is a shocking Madrid painter who passed through his oil paintings question the origin of the works we see before us is whether photography or painting. Influenced by the pop art world, his works appear classical elements of the consumer society in which we are immersed.
- Hilo Chen (Yilan, Taiwan, 1942) is a Taiwanese-American painter specializing in portraits of female bodies in swimwear.
- Alyssa Monks (Ridgewood, NJ 1977) The fascination of this artist to represent water captivate the audience from the start.
- Roberto Bernardi (Todi, Italy, 1974) Italian artist specializing in the minutest detail. His works are often full of elements that build up or stored and shelves, racks, containers …
- Robert Neffson (New York, 1949) is an American hyperrealist that has thrown all his life in art. He never knew his father and lived with his mother until the age of seven when she died. From it, it was amateur painter learned the love of art, which was perfecting his studies in New York.
- Paul Roberts (Tiverton, Devon, Ingleterra 1948) British artist. Had his first romances with the art world through music, but for us the highlight his work as a painter.
- Eduardo Naranjo (Monesterio, Badajoz, Extremadura, 1944) E s a painter from Extremadura origin settled in Madrid, set designer, painter and engraver is renowned virtuoso of perceptions and a born provocateur of feelings in the viewer.
- Javier Arizabalo (San Juan de Luz, France, 1965) portrait painter of the human body. Specialist in drawing and painting, was grown in the Faculty of Bilbao where he tried other disciplines such as photography and computer graphics.
- Gina Heyer (South Africa, 1983) South African specialist hyperrealist artist rendering empty spaces as classrooms, colleges, schools, hospitals …
- Robin Eley (London, England 1978) London painter, son of Australian father and Chinese mother. He has lived in several continents throughout his life, learning from each of these places the best techniques to become a virtuoso of his profession. Currently in his work we can find an analogy that is repeated in his works and is intended to preserve the body protecting it with plastic packaging.
- Tjalf Sparnaay (Haarlem, Netherlands 1954) Dutch painter completely self-taught. It bases its work on the portrait of everyday objects, influenced by advertising and trade items.
- Doug Bloodworth (US Naval Base in the Philippines, 1957) comic books, hobbies, sweets, chocolates, pastries, soft drinks … the paintings of everyday life, works that reveal the past and present of all these products adolescence symbol of maturity of many people.
- Diego Fazio (Lamezi Terme, Italy 1989) Italian Extatuador just 25 years armed with pen and paper is a clear deserved place in this list of top hyperrealistic world.
- Claudio Bravo (Valparaiso, Chile 1936 – Taroudant, Morocco 2011) Chilean painter who sought in his everyday work, he preferred to be called superreralista, because the piece was modeled natural, discarding the use of photography.
- Eric Chistensen (Redding, California 1969) King of glazes. Creates his works based on layers and layers of paint that vary the pitch of each of the elements represented slightly.
- Gottfried Helnwein (Vienna, 1948). This Austrian artist can not hide its roots judging by his works, which are latent influences of his predecessors. Helnwein’s maxim is to evoke the experience of expressive recognition, indeed his early works were oil painting featuring pale children wounded. Currently photography and painting works.
- Hugo Laurencena (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1950). He is a painter born in Argentina, Mexico nationalized.Dedicated to the investigation of the visual arts, more specifically to the field of painting and incision of light.Aspects that have allowed him to be more meticulous in his own work.
- Charles Bell (Tursa, Oklahoma, 1935 – New York 1995). He was a painter of the American hyperrealism highly influenced by Pop Art. He used the circus and children’s games as the core of his painting.
- Gravinese Diego (La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1971). This Argentine painter emphasized through advertising and cartoons in the nineties. To make their work is based mainly on photography.
- Ralph Goings (Corning, California 1928) is an American painter who is associated with the photorealism of 60 and 70. He is known for his works depicting cafes and hamburger, reflecting American daily life of those decades.
- Jean Olivier Hucleux (Chauny, France 1923 – Paris 2012). It was a French painter and designer. Which had its twists and turns to painting, he stopped painting for long periods, although, fortunately always ended recapturing brushes.
- Eric Zener (Astoria, Oregon, USA 1966). American hyperrealist painter – photorealistic, taking photographs as models, they always have, in one way or another, related to the human body in the water world.
- Enrique Sobisch (San Rafael, Argentina, 1929 – Madrid 1989). He was a painter and draftsman, born in Argentina and died in Spain. He passed along his life, various artistic movements such as abstract art, Cubism and Fauvism Tachism before reaching the hyperrealism.