Art is an eternal pursuit of perfection. To create a subtler and more complex artwork, even beyond real-life objects is probably what the artists of hyperrealism pursue.
Realist artist Paul Cadden believes turning a virtual image into a living image is an intensification of the real object.
Realism has been an aspiration of Western art since the time of ancient Greeks, until the rise of abstract painting in 20th century. With highly-realistic paintings and sculptures regaining their popularity in the late 1960s and 1970s, hyperrealism has been since developed.
The main idea of hyperrealism is to create artwork more realistic than real-life objects. See how the artist Jang Sungjun spent 100 hours drawing this portrait. Do you think it’s more lifelike than a photo? Share with us!