Yes, your eyes deceive you. What looks like a living breathing grandmother with her grandchild is, in fact, an artist's hyperrealistic sculpture! Hyperrealism is a style of art (not just limited to sculpture) where the artist's aim is to create something that looks as if it were real. Hyperrealistic paintings, for instance, often look like an HD photograph.
The Bilbao Fine Arts Museum (known locally as "Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao") in Bilbao, Spain recently held an exhibition titled Hyperrealist Sculpture 1973-2016, featuring 34 works by 26 artists who are most representative of this movement. Here are some of our favorites.
"Back to Square One. 2015. Silicone, hair, fabric, cardboard, and leather. Variable dimensions."
"General's Twin. 2009-2011. Oil on resin. 61x38x20 cm."
Carole A. Feuerman
"Woman and Child. 2010. Mixed technique. 145x40x40 cm."
"Ordinary Man. 2009-2010. Polyester resin, fiberglass, silicone hair. 220x180x85 cm."
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