Photorealism

Cindy Wright - profile

Cindy Wright

Cindy Wright is a highly talented Belgian artist best known for her dark and morbidly beautiful large-scale photorealistic paintings and drawings. Born in Herentals, Belgium in 1972, she graduated with a Master in the Visual Arts in Painting from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts – K.A.S.K.A. in Antwerp, and got a Postgraduate Laureate from […]...

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Hendrik Beikirch making art

Hendrik Beikirch

As someone who has come a long way with his intimate and detailed portraits of people, Hendrik Beikirch has recently decided to start exploring narratives that have historical elements of the Soviet realism. Although he mostly uses a limited black and white...

Shi Chong - Gesture (Detail), 2015

Shi Chong

Shi Chong is a Chinese contemporary artist, whose paintings enabled him to become one of the most important figures in the Photo-Realism movement. He belongs to the ‘new generation’ of painters that emerged during the 1980’s, known for using Realist...

David Soukup - mural

David Soukup

David Soukup is an American artist, famous for his amazing hand-cut stencil artworks that represent the urban surroundings, expressed through a balance between graphic design and photo-realism. A variety of techniques like spray paint, acrylics, graphite...

Warren J Fox

Warren J Fox is an Australian artist, who crafts photo-realistic illustrations, based on detailed photography. His eye lends itself to capturing his own photography, but he’s best known for his Two Originals. This concept creates an original...

Oil portrait on canvas is as a photo - Kelly Sean paints oil works for every republic museum and oil gallery

Kehinde Wiley

Widely renowned for his distinctive contemporary pieces of portraiture, Kehinde Wiley is extremely capable of fusing traditional techniques with modern motifs and photorealistic style. The idea behind this American painter’s art is the principle of...

Chuck Close - Untitled, 1967-99 (detail)

Chuck Close

A major figure of the 20th and 21st-century painting, Chuck Close is an American artist known for his monumental portraits which are rendered with exquisite realism taken from photographic sources. His large-scale pieces are some of the greatest examples...

Vija Celmins - Untitled, 1999 (detail)

Vija Celmins

Considered to be one of the most significant Latvian-American artists to date, Vija Celmins is a visual artist best known for her photo-realistic paintings and drawings of natural environments. Due to her long-held fascination with phenomena such as the...

Eloy Morales

Eloy Morales

If you’re convinced that you are watching photos, think twice. Eloy Morales is an artist with extraordinary talent to convey the impression of photographic reality through his hyper-realistic oil paintings. Choosing the canvases larger than life, he pays a...

Jeremy Geddes

Choosing a field of art that was thought as obsolete and abandoned at one point, adopting it, adding your own style – it can result in magnificent pieces, unique and easily recognizable. Jeremy Geddes is an Australian painter who’s embraced the ideas of...

Smug

Known for his photo realism graffiti work, Smug, or Smug One, aka Sam Bates, is an Australian contemporary street artist of great skill. Using nothing but spray cans, he was able to gain mastery over a difficult task of making highly technical pieces that are...

Taner Ceylan

Nothing is perfect. Everything we do will be liked by some and despised by others. There is no pleasing all. Taner Ceylan is a contemporary Turkish artist whose work is placed somewhere between admiration and praise, on one side, and harsh criticism and...

Martin Mull with his painting, State of the Union, which gives its name to the show at Samuel Freeman Gallery

Martin Mull

Known for his photorealistic paintings and small pencil drawings, Martin Mull is a prolific American artist inspired by the visual culture and aesthetics of post-war America. Besides being a painter, Mull is also a successful actor, comedian, and singer....

Betty Tompkins

Controversial feminist artist Betty Tompkins has explored the extreme edges of sexualized iconography over the past four decades. She began working on her Fuck Paintings — an ongoing series of large-scale photorealistic images of sex, including exposed...

Michael Grudziecki

Michael Grudziecki is a Polish artist whose paintings often explore social and political issues such as surveillance, control and migrations, through architectural space and its elements. Snipper/Snapper In his earlier series of work Grudziecki uses painting...

Ada Sadler - UC Berkeley Chair #19, 2012 (detail) - Courtesy of Dolby Chadwick Gallery

Ada Sadler

Ada Sadler is an American contemporary artist born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1954. She is well known for her photorealistic paintings which represent everyday objects. Ada Sadler – Chairs Ada Sadler studied Painting at Kansas City Art Institute, and...

Adele Renault

Adele Renault

Adele Renault is a Belgium painter known for her realistic portraits from small scale canvases to wall sized murals. She is also known for depicting a real life pigeon called Camp. Adele was born in Belgium in 1988. She lived in a musical family on a farm in...

Juan Francisco Casas Ruiz

Juan Francisco Casas

Juan Francisco Casas Ruiz is a poet and one of the leading young artist from Spain. He was born in 1976 in La Carolina, Andalusia. He is known for his large-scale photorealistic drawings and paintings. He takes a photograph, and paints it in oil on canvas, or...

Ian Ingram

Ian Ingram is an American painter from Atlanta, Georgia. He was born in 1974 and studied at the Paideia School in Atlanta. Ingram is known for his hyper-realistic and intensely emotional self-portraits, which speak about autobiographical and important events,...

Ashley Oubre

Ashley Oubré is an American self-taught artist, known for her large-scale drawings made with graphite powder, india ink and carbon pencil, created in a photorealistic style. Artist’s objective is not to replicate photography, but rather to instill senses...