- Artists around the world make hyperrealistic artwork.
- They span from dolls, paintings, sculptures, and murals to tattoos and masks.
- They use different materials like silicone, glass eyes, and paint to make their pieces look realistic.
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15 artists whose hyperrealistic pieces will blow your mind
1.) Vincent Van Dyke Effects makes prosthetics and body duplications. Among them are these uncannily realistic babies. They’re made using silicone molds.
2.) Carole A. Feuerman is renowned for her human sculptures. She makes casts of her models, then uses resin, bronze, and paint to make them look real.
3.) Valter Casotto is an artist based in London. Valter has made prosthetics for “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” and “Game of Thrones.”
4.) Ivan Hoo is an artist in Singapore who makes hyperrealistic pet portraits. He uses pastels and acrylics to paint all kinds of animals.
5.) Edgar Askelovic makes sculptures of celebrities. He made a Basquiat-themed sculpture for Rihanna’s 30th birthday.
6.) Daniel Fahlström paints photo-realistic Mylar balloons. He replaces traditional graffiti letters with balloons. Daniel brings real balloons as a reference for his murals.
7.) Immortal Masks is a mask and creature company in Hollywood. Its masks are made using high-grade silicone. It resembles skin and helps make the pieces realistic.
8.) Michael Zajkov makes freakishly realistic dolls. He molds each part from polymer clay. The eyes are made with hand-painted German glass. He even makes those small details by hand.
9.) Pedro Acosta is a Venezuela-based tattoo artist. He designs realistic tattoos of eyes. Many people ask for tattoos of their loved ones’ eyes.
10.) Nehaal Gonsalves uses a tablet and Photoshop to make photo-realistic drawings. He works layer by layer to build the piece. Nehaal says creating each piece takes a lot of patience.
11.) Kyung-ah Kim makes realistic action figures. The Korean artist has been sculpting for 13 years.
12.) Omar Ortiz is a Mexican artist who paints realistic portraits. His pieces are made with oil paint. He says the hardest part is getting the skin tones right.
13.) Ruben Orozco Loza makes mini sculptures that look exactly like people. He uses silicone, resin, marble, and wood. Most importantly, he also uses real human hairs.
14.) Azusa Chiyoda’s dolls might as well be real. She starts with a natural stone clay called “La Doll.” Several thin layers of oil paint make the features pop.
15.) Anna Halldin Maule’s paintings look just like photos. She wants to portray women as strong and proud in her paintings. Each oil painting takes three to four months to paint.
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