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30 Hyperrealistic Art Pieces That Will Inspire You

30 Hyperrealistic Art Pieces That Will Inspire You

Hyperrealistic art is a type of sculpture or painting that looks a lot like a high-resolution photograph.

Hyperrealism initially started in the early part of the 21st century as an independent art movement and style in Europe and the United States. It is considered an advancement of Photorealism. However, unlike Photorealism, hyperrealist sculptors and painters use photographs as a source of reference as they try to create a more detailed rendition, which exhibits emotions and tells a story.

Hyperrealistic art often entails a softer, much more complex focus on a subject. Hyperrealist artists center much of their attention on emphasizing the details of a particular item, presenting it as a living, tangible object.

These objects and scenes are meticulously detailed to create the illusion of a reality not seen in the original photo. Here is a list of 30 hyperrealistic art pieces by talented artists that have motivated many and may inspire you, as well.

Diego Fazio

Diego Fazio is a self-taught hyperrealistic artist. He was born in 1989 in Lamezia, Italy. He also goes by the name DiegoKoi. In fact, he began drawing the Koi carp early in his career.

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In March 2012, from about 7,000 participants from all over the world, DiegoKoi won the selection of International Art Prize Arte Laguna of Venice with his hyperrealistic art piece “Judgment.” He also won the finalist selection of the prize Cairo in Milan, one of the most prestigious awards in Italy, with his work “Raptus.”

diegokoi

    Pencil drawing by diegokoi

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        drawing by diego fazio
          feelings
            An astonishing example of hyper realistic art created by DiegoKoi.

            Jason de Graaf

            Jason de Graaf explains that when he creates hyperrealistic art, he tries to tell a story, or “hint at something beyond what is actually painted.”

            He explains his technique of choosing subjects that have meaning to him or are objet d’art from his life. He intuitively chooses colors and composition with the objective of infusing his paintings with mystery and mood. Additionally he tries to remain open to new ideas as the painting unfolds.

            aether
              “Aether” by Jason de Graaf – acrylic on canvas 27 x 44″
              everything i want is expensive
                “Everything I Want is Expensive” by Jason de Graaf – acrylic on canvas 24 x 24″
                evergreen
                  “Evergreen” by Jason de Graaf – acrylic on canvas 25 x 40.5″
                  theory of probability
                    “Theory of Probability” by Jason de Graaf – acrylic on canvas 36 x 36″
                    Jason de Graaf - A Wave Of Refreshment
                      “A Wave Of Refreshment” by Jason de Graaf – acrylic on canvas 24 x 30″
                      separate skies
                        “Separate Skies” by Jason de Graaf – acrylic on canvas 24 x 30″

                        Pedro Campos

                        Pedro Campos was born in Madrid in 1966. His hyperrealistic art is a clear reminder of the beauty and the detail of all things.

                        When creating his art, Campos chooses marbles, fruit, books, and soda cans as subjects for a variety of reasons. There is a complexity of these objects, which is hidden in daily life. He believes these objects possess and represent light and purity.

                        Pedro Campos formed the Official School of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art in Madrid in 1988. He has worked in the restoration of paintings and other art forms in Spain, and as an illustrator for various international advertising agencies.

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                        fruits
                          “Fruits” by Pedro Campos – Oil on canvas – 100 x 100cm
                          pencils and freud
                            “Pencils and Freud” by Pedro Campos – Oil on canvas – 116 x 89cm
                            corn flakes
                              “Corn Flakes” by Pedro Campos – Oil on canvas – 116 x 81cm
                              jelly bean delight
                                “Jelly Bean Delight” by Pedro Campos – Oil on canvas – 150 x 150cm
                                trilogy
                                  “Trilogy” by Pedro Campos – Oil on canvas – 162 x 114cm
                                  red iii
                                    “Red III” by Pedro Campos – Oil on canvas – 150 x 150cm

                                    Teresa Elliott

                                    Teresa Elliot is another creator of hyperrealistic art. She has been highlighted in numerous publications and has won countless awards, including the 2009 and 2010 People’s Choice from Coors Western Art Exhibit in Denver.

                                    Teresa was raised in Texas where she found a connection with animals on her grandfather’s farm. She says, “It became a place and time to know my subject in their entirety. The study of animal bodies as landscape and this connection to something limitless keeps the process forever interesting.”

                                    deliverence
                                      Deliverance – 36×36 oil – Exhibited at the World Art Museum – Beijing, China – America China Oil Painting Artist League, 2013 – Exhibited at the Butler Institute of American Art, January 2012. Winner of the Chairman’s Choice award at the 2012 Art Renewal Center International competition.
                                      paintbrush ii
                                        Paintbrush II – 60 x 36 – Oil – Collection of EOG Resources
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                                          Bloom Trinitas – 30 x 20 oil – Available at Teresa Elliott’s studio.
                                          crema pastelera
                                            Crema Pastelera – 48 X 36 Collection of EOG Resources – The Carnegie Building, Ft. Worth, Texas
                                            san saba
                                              San Saba – 30×28 – Coors Western Art Exhibit 2010 Private collection

                                              Roberto Bernardi

                                              Roberto Bernardi started painting when he was very young. He was born in Todi, Italy on May 18, 1974. In the first half of the eighties, Bernardi completed his first hyperrealistic art pieces in oils. He was dedicated in learning all he could about pictorial techniques, which influenced his artistic arrangements significantly.

                                              In 1993, Bernardi moved to Rome and started restoration in the church of San Francesco a Ripa. He turned to hyperrealistic painting shortly afterwards.

                                              Roberto Bernardi’s paintings are found around the world in such places as New Zealand, Hong Kong, Canada, Greece, the United States, Belgium, Japan, Mexico, Germany, and England.

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                                              cerchi perfetti
                                                “Cerchi Perfetti” by Roberto Bernardi – Oil on canvas, 2006, 80 x 120 cm.
                                                naufragio
                                                  “Naufragio” by Roberto Bernardi – Oil on canvas, 2006, 80 x 55 cm
                                                  fuori o dentro
                                                    “Fuori o Dentro” by Roberto Bernardi – Oil on canvas, 2007, 76 X 106 cm.
                                                    obsession
                                                      “Obsession” by Roberto Bernardi – Oil on canvas, 2006, 80 x 112 cm.
                                                      il cerchio bianco
                                                        “Il Cerchio Bianco” by Roberto Bernardi – Oil on canvas, 2009, 90 x 110 cm.il cerchio bianco

                                                        Ron Mueck

                                                        Ron Mueck is a sculptor based out of London, England. He is a former puppeteer and model maker for children’s’ films and television. Mueck also creates hyperrealistic art.

                                                        Mueck has been creating art sculptures since 1996. His technique entails sculpting in clay, making a plaster mold around a form, and then replacing the clay with a mixture of resin, silicone, and fiberglass.

                                                        Most of his work is comprised of sculpturing human-like figures, both large and small.

                                                        couple under an umbrela
                                                          “Couple under an Umbrella” by Ron Mueck, 2013 – Mixed media – 300 x 400 x 350 cm / 118 1/8 x 157 1/2 x 137 3/4 in Installation view: Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, 2013.
                                                          in bed
                                                            “In Bed” by Ron Mueck, 2005. Mixed media, 63 3/4 x 255 7/8 x 155 1/2 in. (161.9 x 649.9 x 395 cm). Private Collection
                                                            ron mueck at work
                                                              Ron Mueck working on a piece especially created for an exhibition at Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris, France. Photo by: Gautier Deblonde

                                                              Featured photo credit: Naufragio/Roberto Bernardi via designalmic.com

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                                                              5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

                                                              5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

                                                              Everyone experiences mental stress at one time or another. Maybe you’re starting a new career, job, or business, or you feel incredibly overwhelmed between work, parenting, and your love life (or a lack of it). It could even be that you simply feel that you have way too much to do and not enough time to do it,  plus, on top of everything, nothing seems to be going the way it should!

                                                              Yup, we all experience mental stress from time-to-time, and that’s okay as long as you have the tools, techniques and knowledge that allow you to fully relieve it once it comes.

                                                              Here are 5 tips for relieving mental stress when it comes so you can function at your best while feeling good (and doing well) in work, love, or life:

                                                              1. Get Rationally Optimistic

                                                              Mental stress starts with your perception of your experiences. For instance, most people get stressed out when they perceive their reality as “being wrong” in some way. Essentially, they have a set idea of how things “should be” at any given moment, and when reality ends up being different (not even necessarily bad), they get stressed.

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                                                              This process is simply a result of perception and can be easily “fixed” by recognizing that although life might not always be going as YOU think it should, it’s still going as it should—for your own benefit.

                                                              In fact, once you fully recognize that everything in your life ultimately happens for your own growth, progress, and development—so you can achieve your goals and dreams—your perception works in your favor. You soon process and respond to your experience of life differently, for your advantage. That’s the essence of becoming “rationally optimistic.”

                                                              The result: no more mental stress.

                                                              2. Unplug

                                                              Just like you might need to unplug your computer when it starts acting all crazy, you should also “unplug” your mind.

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                                                              How on earth do you unplug your mind? Simple: just meditate.

                                                              It isn’t nearly difficult or complicated as some people think, so, if you don’t already meditate, give it a try. Whether you meditate for 5 minutes, 30 minutes, or 2 hours, this is a surefire way to reduce mental stress.

                                                              Meditation has been scientifically proven to relax your body (resulting in less mental stress), while also reducing anxiety and high blood pressure.

                                                              3. Easy on the Caffeine

                                                              Yes, we know, we know—everyone loves a nice java buzz, and that’s okay, but there’s a fine line between a small caffeine pick-me-up and a racing heart and mind that throws you into a frenzy of mental stress.

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                                                              Try giving up caffeine for a while and see how you feel. And, if that’s completely out of the question for you, at least try to minimize it. You might find that lots of your mental stress mysteriously “disappears” as your caffeine intake goes down.

                                                              4. Attack Mental Stress Via the Back Door

                                                              That’s right: your body and mind are part of the whole being, and are constantly influencing and affecting each other. If you’re experiencing a lot of mental stress, try to reduce it by calming your body down—a calm body equals a calmer mind.

                                                              How do you calm your body down and reduce physical stress? A  great way to reduce physical stress (thereby reducing mental stress) is to take natural supplements that are proven to reduce stress and anxiety while lifting your mood. Three good ones to look into are kava-kava, St John’s wort, and rhodiola rosea:

                                                              • Kava-kava is a natural plant known to have mild sedative properties, and you should be able to find it at your natural health food store or vitamin store. It’s available in capsules or liquid extract form.
                                                              • St John’s wort is a natural flower used to treat depression. Again, it’s found at your local health store in capsules or liquid. Because it uplifts mood (enabling you to see the brighter side of all experiences) it helps relieve mental stress as well.
                                                              • Rhodiola rosea is a natural plant shown to reduce stress and uplift mood, and Russian athletes have been using it forever. Like the other two supplements mentioned, rhodiola rosea can be found at your natural health store in capsule or liquid form.

                                                              While these supplements are all natural and can be very helpful for most people, always check with your health care provider first as they can cause side-effects depending on your current health situation etc.

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                                                              5. Good Old-Fashioned Exercise

                                                              This tip has been around forever because it works. Nothing relieves mental stress like running, kickboxing—you name it. Anything super-physical will wipe out most of your mental stresses once the exercise endorphins (happy chemicals) are released into your brain.

                                                              The result: mental stress will be gone!

                                                              So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed or just plain stressed, try using some of the above tips. You can even print this out or save it to refer to regularly.

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