Archive for hyperrealism

Jason Seif

Posted in art, hyperrealism with tags , , , , on August 22, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Ah, nothing like the opulent details of a gorgeous Persian rug…only these are not rugs. Jason Seif paints trompe l’oeil rugs, life sized.


The subtle shading makes one feel as if staring at a rug that has spent years in a home and is starting to show a little natural wear and tear. Well done.


Jason Seif


Flaval: Photorealistic Eyes

Posted in art, hyperrealism with tags , on May 2, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

There are only a few of them in Flaval’s DeviantArt gallery, but these hyper-realistic pencil drawings are amazing.


Fascinating, eh?

There are also portraits. I look forward to seeing more from this artist, as he appears to really be honing his realism techniques.


Brent Estabrook

Posted in art, hyperrealism, skulls and skeletons, toys with tags , , , on March 18, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

I recently stumbled upon Brent Estabrook’s vibrant paintings, which range from cohesive, vivid realism, to the abstract and deconstructed.



Estabrook got his Doctorate in Dental Surgery, practiced for one day, and left the field to pursue his need to paint (a gutsy move, but a good one with this kind of talent!). His paintings are able to conjure up the nostalgia of childhood dreams…

…memories of when all was possible and world was magic. We remember the toys, the textures, the stories we crafted around items we held dear.

Brent Estabrook’s

Dirk Dzimirsky: Photorealistic Portraits

Posted in art, hyperrealism with tags , on January 6, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

I purposely made mention of these works being photorealistic rather than actual photographs in the title of this post, because there’s absolutely no way I would have been able to tell the difference.


Dirk Dzimirsky is one of the most phenomenal photorealism/hyperrealism artists I’ve ever seen. Those featured here are charcoal/graphite, but he paints just as well.



Dirk Dzimirsky

Kazuhiro Tsuji

Posted in hyperrealism, sculpture with tags , on June 27, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Kazuhiro Tsuji is a large scale hyperrealist sculptor, who taught himself to imitate life through trial, error and meticulous mimicry.


He is most famous for his portraits of Dali, Lincoln, Warhol and Dick Smith (his original mentor whom he contacted through Fangoria Magazine in 1987).

Incredible detail…

To give you an idea of the scale:

Kazuhiro Tsuji

Ivan Hoo

Posted in art, hyperrealism with tags , on May 16, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

It may look like a snapshot of some garbage, but Ivan Hoo specializes in photorealistic sketches.



This is trompe l’oiel at its finest. Can you believe this dog is not three dimensional, but sketched with pencils and pastels on a flat piece of wood?

Look at the intricacies of human skin he captures!


Ivan Hoo

Jean-Francois Rauzier

Posted in hyperrealism, photorealism with tags , on January 24, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Jean-Francois Rauzier makes hyperreal digital urban “utopias” and nature scenes that are utterly mesmerizing to look at.


In 2002, he created the “Hyperphoto”, a concept which enables him to deal with the impossible: to combine both infinitely big and infinitely small things in one same image, out of time. To simulate the illusion of reality, Jean-François Rauzier first had to cope with all the inherent limits inherent of the photographic and technological equipment. He found his way by juxtaposing, duplicating, twisting images, making it possible for him to reproduce human vision more accurately. This way, he generated a genuine numerical puzzle, in which the pieces, cut out, “drawn again”, come up along on top of the imagination of the artist.


His technique produces some truly fascinating images (ooooh…I love the one below!).

Something about the geometric nature is grandly appealing to the eye; perhaps it is our innate human tendency to seek structure and order in our surroundings.

These are pieces of truth, kaleidoscopically intertwined into something magical…

Jean-Francois Rauzier

Jason de Graaf

Posted in art, hyperrealism with tags , on April 9, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

While the whole concept of hyperrealism is to defy the eye in mimicry of real scenery or photographs, I’m nevertheless stunned to see the heights of talent some artists reach in this area. Case in point: Jason de Graaf.

vesalius skeleton (small)

The exactness of proportion and contour needed to pull off multiple reflective spheres in this kind of work is nothing short of incredible.


In reference to his work, he states “My paintings are about staging an alternate reality, an illusion of verisimilitude on the painted surface. I try to use objects as a vehicle to express myself, tell a story or least hint at something beyond what is actually painted. Therefore I try to choose objects that have meaning to me or are artifacts from my life.”

jess's pick


Jason de Graaf