Photorealism, Hyperrealism – the work of Masters

Photorealism, Hyperrealism or simply put realism; by definition the idea behind realist art is the accomplishment of replicating an object found IRL or within our 3rd dimension. I’ve found myself more than once within the argument that the ‘prestige artist’ highest-level of artistry is one who can achieve mastery of this technique. I absolutely respect the ability to achieve such a level-of-being within the realm of our artscape however I personally do not believe this classifies an artist as the highest level or ultimate, in my opinion it simply allocates the artist into the realm of the refined elitest for their chosen style. Technique exemplifies the personality or characteristics of the artist, the technique should reflect and demonstrate how they see the world; which is exactly what this does but in a very retentive and extremely disciplined manner, and yes the notable characteristics of this skill are nothing short of amazing. In my short time on this planet I’ve came across some very extraordinary hyperrealist artists who have absolutely impressed me beyond my expectations First being Roberto Bernardi. Originating in Italy he had his start as a young child using oils later progressing as a restoration artist at the Church of San Francesco a Ripa. Later in the early 90’s he began his focus on photorealism, ultimately leading to hyperrealism. His mastery of hyperrealism in oil lead him on his journey to becoming a world renowned artist. His work has been published in the most prestigious art magazines and galleries throughout the world.

Here are some samples from his galleries:

robert_bernardi-bombay sapphire

robert_obernardi-arcobaleno               robert_obernardi-candy rainbow                 robert_obernardi-sogni - Hyperrealistic Strawberries

 

 

 

 

 

You can see more of his work within his virtual gallery found here:

http://www.robertobernardi.com/pagine/paintings.html

 

 

Second yet not in quality, a different spectrum rather is the hyperrealism brought to life by Joongwon Jeong. His paintings are what I yearned to see after studying the marble statuary of the greeks. His work satisfies a curiosity shared by many which is a major part of what makes his work so appealing, this in conjunction with his innate ability to encompass details of the subject to a painfully accurate degree make him a master of hyperrealistic artistry. Inspired by Michaelangelo his paintings are commonly mistaken for photographs; very large photographs. Jeong hails from South Korea and uses Acrylic as his medium.

Here are a few photographs of his amazing talent:

joongwon_jeong-painting2 Amazing Realistic Artwork Joongwon Charles Jeong Working on His Homer Painting

Ode to Tinseltown: Call for Entries

 Deadline: July 14th, 2014

Calls are open to all local, domestic, national and international professional and amateur artists. All art mediums will be considered in this call for submissions, from photography, wall sculpture, fabric, mixed media, all paintings and drawings including, oil, acrylic, pastels, ink, graphite, etc. Sizes up to 12 feet are acceptable. Work must be able to be hung on a wall to be considered for the live exhibition. Freestanding 3D artworks will be displayed online only. We are now accepting video and poetry entries for online shows.

Accepted entries for this online exhibition will be judged again in the coming months for a collective live exhibition at our Los Angeles gallery. The artists will be asked if they wish to submit their artwork for the collective exhibition, which is not a requirement to being a part of the online exhibition.

DEADLINE FOR THIS CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: July 14th, 2014

Cost: $35 for 3 entries, $5 for additional entries.

Submit your entries here:

http://linusgallery.com/call-for-entries/ode-tinsel-town-july-14/

Harmony: A juried international photography exhibition

Call for Entries: Photographers a chance to submit your work for Gallery exposure

Harmony

A juried international photography exhibition

PH21 Gallery invites photographers to submit their work for the group exhibition themed Harmony. We are looking for submissions from all photographers who think that harmony is a constitutive element in their work, and who would like to share their work with a wider international audience through the exposure of PH21 Gallery.

Submission deadline EXTENDED: June 7, 2014 midnight (UTC+01, Central European Time)

For more information visit: http://www.ph21gallery.com/