Amazing and wonderful hyper-realist painting

Filed Under: Articles, Inspiration, Painting by fandy September 9, 2010, 14:18


Hyperrealism is a genre of painting and sculpture that resembles a high-resolution photos. With high accuracy, and patience in order to clear the picture looks more like a photograph. They take advantage of additional, often subtle, elements of the picture to create the illusion of reality.

Although basically photography, often requires a focus more delicate and more complex the problem is described, presenting as a real object of living. Objects and scenery in the Hyperrealism paintings and sculptures are carefully detailed to create the illusion of a new reality that is not visible in the original photo. But it does not mean that they are real, as the illusion is a convincing picture of the (simulated) reality. Textures, surfaces, lighting effects and shadows are painted to appear more clear and more clear from the photo reference, or even the subject itself.

Hyperrealist painter and sculptor uses photographic images as a source of reference from which to create a rendering that is more clear and detailed.

Below we present examples work from some of the best hyper-realist painters out there.

Pedro Campos


Roberto Bernardi




Steve Mills




Jason Degraaf





Bert Monroy





Alyssa Monks





Diego Gravinese




David Jon Kassan




Amazing ha! take inspiration and do the best!

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JON ALEY PAINTINGS September 10, 2010,02:07

These paintings inspire me.

Virginia Evans September 13, 2010,16:50

Thanks! Great pictures and some of them look SO REAL!

Mondo September 16, 2010,20:45

Great! That baby image is really cool.

Alessandro December 18, 2010,00:56

Definetely i can’t belive they all painted!

asif December 18, 2010,21:36

This is just unbelievable!!!!!!!!!!

glassman December 23, 2010,02:08

only at the end did I realise that all the pix are painted. I thought it is a new trend to take photos artistically.

Olufemi December 23, 2010,19:42

i love your jobs ther are mind blowing but as much as i love art wok and photoshop and the complete adobe creative suite i am yet to see someone that will take me through the lesson as a kindergarton to proficiency i look forward to your assistance femi from Nigeria

Ridhuan December 24, 2010,01:22

I have great respect for those artists whose able to create such hyper-realistic paintings. but for me.. painting should look like a painting.. or else just take a camera and shoot.

    fandy December 24, 2010,19:44

    @Ridhuan: But that’s arts, there is no limit to artwork.

joomlti December 29, 2010,20:11

very amayzing

meedee February 24, 2011,11:56

I believe that these artists have an incredible talent. Their abilities are technically astounding. However I can’t help but think, “Why not just take a picture?” It is nearly a Warhol style of working (in concept).

germainized February 25, 2011,06:29

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. Am I supposed to be seeing something that fires my imagination. If so, fail.

Johanna March 21, 2011,22:12

Whenever I come across collections of hyper-realist paintings, there are always comments saying things like “why don’t you just take a picture?”

It’s not called photo-realistic for a reason. These paintings are trying to re-create what we see in reality, not what we would see in a photo, and by doing so they manage to escape that reality and bring us to a new one.

Not everyone will be inspired by these, obviously, as art is subjective, but they are without a doubt a interesting look at the nature of image.

    fandy March 21, 2011,22:33

    Thank you for the comment, Johanna!
    Yes, arts are very subjective. like a abstract painting, for some peoples the abstract painting is an art, but for some others it is just the scratch without meaning

Oneitis March 22, 2011,13:08

There is no point in creating a painting of a photograph in a way that it is as similar as possible.

Rohit@ SG March 22, 2011,21:41

Very cool!.

JoshK March 29, 2011,22:04

Abolutely amazing! Still cant believe these have been painted. (would of been quicker to take a photo, but thats beside the point). Very talented people. Thanks for sharing.

DJSkinnyHo April 6, 2011,01:51

I love these! and to people saying “there’s no point” are you asserting that those people who have the skill to paint something so realistically that your eye cannot tell the difference between what is reality and what is crafted illusion should not? I say that the fact that they are able to CREATE a world so similar to our own is an ART UNTO ITSELF.
have a nice day :)

Michael April 21, 2011,08:51

These are very amazing..although not all are painted. I know for a fact that at least the train station by Bert Monroy was created digitally, and I suspect some others were as well.

Heather May 27, 2011,02:23

Not to sound judgemental, but I’ve never quite got the appeal of photorealism. Sure it’s very impressive and the technique is wonderful. But all I really get from it is “Wow, that looks like a photo” and that’s the end of it. If it was in a gallery I would most likely glimpse at it, then continue walking. I don’t find any real depth in it and it doesn’t make me think. To me art is about 2 things. Whether it has the effort put into it and whether it makes you think. Sure it may have taken 100 hours but that just makes me feel like they spent a 100 hours to tell me absolutely nothing.

wt July 8, 2011,14:09

can someone tell me what paint was used in these paintings, how long it took, and the real size of the paintings?

fred August 31, 2011,01:37


ranulfo repe September 5, 2011,19:36

it is a paint??looks like a photograph . .

Akbar Hayat Khan September 14, 2011,18:15


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Ray December 14, 2011,22:56

I have spent many a day over the years looking at the paintings in the top art galleries, I especially love the Dutch painters. I however see hyper realist painting just as much a art as the old masters. You work is fantastic and awe inspiring, thank you for sharing it .

Judith Crannell April 9, 2012,15:29

These are greatly impressive works. There are only a select few artists who could technically achieve what these artist have accomplished. It is not to be taken lightly because the subject is “like a photo”. You are looking at work from artists with an unusual amount of sensitivity.

Jackie May 26, 2012,10:44

WOW!!! Amazing work…congratulations!!

masome June 29, 2012,14:54

Can i ask who is the painter of these artworks? And what are the materials used for these pictures? Please somebody email me on



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