Everything is not always as it seems… There’s a new art movement sweeping the creative world at the moment – ‘Hyper Realistic Art’. Paintings, drawings and sculptures designed to look as if they’re – you got it – real!
And some of them are really quite staggering. Check out some of the best ones we’ve found:
Thomas Arvid’s wine painting on canvas
Gregory Thielker’s oil on canvas
Ben Wiener’s weird and meta ‘Paintings of Paint’
Christina K’s eye drawing on brown paper
Kim Ji-Hoon’s pencil art
Ray Hare’s Elephant – acrylic on canvas
Bryan Drury’s oil on wood portraits are absurdly realistic. Fantastic skill!
Lee Price’s oil on canvas. Beautiful.
How is this not a photo?! And it’s drawn in BALLPOINT PEN! By Samuel Silva.
Omar Ortiz – oil on linen
Diego Fazio, charcoal pencil
Gottfried Holnwein’s oil and acrylic on canvas paintings are hauntingly real
Paul Cadden – all done with a mere pencil
Kelvin Okafor drew this picture of Nicky Minaj with a lump of graphite. Brilliant.
Kamalky Laureano – acrylic on canvas
Ron Mueck’s sculptures are just wonderful. And not a little creepy.
Robert Longo – charcoal on paper
Amazing, aren’t they? Be honest – would you have been able to tell the difference? We know we wouldn’t!
Why not see if anyone you know would know the difference? Send them these incredible pictures today!