These Artworks Are So Realistic You’ll Never Believe They’re Not Photographs!

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

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Gregory Thielker’s oil on canvas

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Ben Wiener’s weird and meta ‘Paintings of Paint’

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Christina K’s eye drawing on brown paper

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Kim Ji-Hoon’s pencil art

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Ray Hare’s Elephant – acrylic on canvas

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Bryan Drury’s oil on wood portraits are absurdly realistic. Fantastic skill!

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Lee Price’s oil on canvas. Beautiful.

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How is this not a photo?! And it’s drawn in BALLPOINT PEN! By Samuel Silva.

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Omar Ortiz – oil on linen

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Diego Fazio, charcoal pencil

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Gottfried Holnwein’s oil and acrylic on canvas paintings are hauntingly real

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Paul Cadden – all done with a mere pencil

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Kelvin Okafor drew this picture of Nicky Minaj with a lump of graphite. Brilliant.

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Kamalky Laureano – acrylic on canvas

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Ron Mueck’s sculptures are just wonderful. And not a little creepy.

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Robert Longo – charcoal on paper

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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!

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