My Purple Heart, Meshach Charity

My Purple Heart

Meshach Charity

Painting - 48 x 48 x 1 inch


Where's Christmas, Karim Benchebra

Where's Christmas

Karim Benchebra

Fine Art Drawings - 11.8 x 15.7 x 0 inch


Chasse gardée, Flo Jaouen

Chasse gardée

Flo Jaouen

Painting - 39.4 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch


Waterfall, landscape, Hervé Clare (Air V)

Waterfall, landscape

Hervé Clare (Air V)

Painting - 18.1 x 21.7 x 1 inch


Main Entrance WPKiW, Sylwia Wozniczka

Main Entrance WPKiW

Sylwia Wozniczka

Painting - 55.1 x 55.1 x 1.2 inch


#501 Queen Angelfish portrait, Patrick Chevailler

#501 Queen Angelfish portrait

Patrick Chevailler

Print - 29.5 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch


Absinthe, Jean-Marie Cherruault


Jean-Marie Cherruault

Painting - 16.9 x 20.1 x 0.4 inch


Bodhi Reflections, Karuna (Din) Panumes

Bodhi Reflections

Karuna (Din) Panumes

Painting - 61 x 45.7 x 1.2 inch


Old woman living near sea, Vu Nhu Hai

Old woman living near sea

Vu Nhu Hai

Painting - 35 x 37 x 2 inch


The minds eye, Yomi Bas

The minds eye

Yomi Bas

Painting - 47.2 x 34.6 x 0.8 inch


Pseudólogo 1, Ivan Franco

Pseudólogo 1

Ivan Franco

Painting - 3.9 x 3.9 x 1.6 inch


Belle, Karim Benchebra


Karim Benchebra

Fine Art Drawings - 27.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch


Detection of blue vibration, Yrjö Edelmann

Detection of blue vibration

Yrjö Edelmann

Print - 22.4 x 18.1 inch


Under certain circumstances II, Yrjö Edelmann

Under certain circumstances II

Yrjö Edelmann

Print - 24 x 19.7 inch


Time for a Dip, Carrie Graber

Time for a Dip

Carrie Graber

Print - 24 x 30 inch


Arcada Doble, Carlos Diaz

Arcada Doble

Carlos Diaz

Painting - 25.6 x 21.3 inch


La Rouquine, Flo Jaouen

La Rouquine

Flo Jaouen

Painting - 39.4 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch


Code 2019, Thierry Carrier

Code 2019

Thierry Carrier

Painting - 51.2 x 63 x 0.8 inch


Pool no. 2, Aleksandra Honko

Pool no. 2

Aleksandra Honko

Print - 13.2 x 10.2 x 0 inch


A long way to go, Carlos Diaz

A long way to go

Carlos Diaz

Painting - 28.7 x 36.2 inch


I'm Different 6, Eyitayo Alagbe

I'm Different 6

Eyitayo Alagbe

Painting - 26 x 20 x 1 inch

$2,000 $1,800

Golden Monkey, Valerian Sioridzé

Golden Monkey

Valerian Sioridzé

Sculpture - 12.6 x 7.5 x 4.7 inch


Right Within Me 2, Damilola Ilori

Right Within Me 2

Damilola Ilori

Painting - 50 x 39 x 1 inch

$3,200 $2,880

Just Martini... (Hyperrealistic still life painting), Nataliya Bagatskaya

Just Martini... (Hyperrealistic still life painting)

Nataliya Bagatskaya

Painting - 37.4 x 39.4 x 0.9 inch


Madonna, Josie McCoy


Josie McCoy

Painting - 15.7 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch


Nikola Tesla, Hervé Clare (Air V)

Nikola Tesla

Hervé Clare (Air V)

Fine Art Drawings - 16.5 x 11.7 x 0.1 inch


Vague, Damola Ayegbayo


Damola Ayegbayo

Painting - 48 x 36 x 2 inch


Pink Claws, Noir Artist

Pink Claws

Noir Artist

Painting - 63.8 x 44.1 x 2 inch


Fruit de soleil, Aldéhy

Fruit de soleil


Painting - 16.1 x 13 x 2 inch

$2,195 $1,976

Helen and Liz, Nick Lord

Helen and Liz

Nick Lord

Painting - 55.1 x 68.9 x 1.6 inch


I've been here for about three months, Bevan Ramsay

I've been here for about three months

Bevan Ramsay

Sculpture - 23.2 x 13 x 10.6 inch


My father came over from England, Bevan Ramsay

My father came over from England

Bevan Ramsay

Sculpture - 31.5 x 16.5 x 11.8 inch


Vampirella Tribute, Front portrait, Martin Rodriguez Rio

Vampirella Tribute, Front portrait

Martin Rodriguez Rio

Painting - 51.2 x 38.2 x 1.2 inch


Conversation avec L. de Vinci, Aldéhy

Conversation avec L. de Vinci


Painting - 26.8 x 40.6 x 2 inch


Intimité, Philippe Huart


Philippe Huart

Fine Art Drawings - 37.8 x 26.4 x 0.4 inch


Joie de Vivre, Carrie Graber

Joie de Vivre

Carrie Graber

Print - 24 x 36 inch


Dreams of home, Pairoj Karndee

Dreams of home

Pairoj Karndee

Painting - 39.4 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch


Prickly Day, Lilia Mazurkevich

Prickly Day

Lilia Mazurkevich

Painting - 39.4 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch


To lose the fear - II, Ricardo Fabián Bertona

To lose the fear - II

Ricardo Fabián Bertona

Painting - 43.3 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch


Golden lady III, Sylvie Bourely

Golden lady III

Sylvie Bourely

Sculpture - 20.9 x 6.7 x 4.7 inch


Équilibre, Sylvie Bourely


Sylvie Bourely

Sculpture - 14.6 x 13.8 x 12.6 inch


Black Pride III, Damola Ayegbayo

Black Pride III

Damola Ayegbayo

Painting - 60 x 48 x 2 inch


Le divan rouge, Louis Treserras

Le divan rouge

Louis Treserras

Painting - 23.6 x 35.4 x 2 inch


Claire obscure, Irene Mahon

Claire obscure

Irene Mahon

Painting - 24 x 19.7 x 1 inch


The Lockdown, Marina Beverelli

The Lockdown

Marina Beverelli

Painting - 23.6 x 23.6 x 23.6 inch


Power of imagination, Yomi Bas

Power of imagination

Yomi Bas

Painting - 47.2 x 35 x 1.2 inch



"What links these artists is first of all a hyperrealism of its individuals, a critique of society, a 'social determinism,' a window to reflect on our own inhabitance of the world," describes curator Hervé Mikaeloff, on the selection of this year's theme "Portrait and Figuration. A look at the French scene" at the Art Paris Art Fair. He has chosen to include various hyperrealist artists, including Pei-Ming Yan, Laurent Grasso, Dorian Cohen and Marc Desgrandchamps.

In the history of art, the 20th century is shaped by a succession of artistic trends. What do they all have in common? The race to abstraction. From Picasso's cubism to Pollock's abstract expressionism, through Duchamp's art brut, conceptual or minimalist art, all schools seek to emancipate themselves from the centuries of painting behind them where commitment to accurately portraying the subject took precedence over the creative process. 

In 1973, hyperrealism appeared. It was a revival of figurative art. Seen alternately as a breaking away from, or on the contrary by some as an extension of pop art and the pictorial technique of its precursors Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, hyperrealism corresponds to the ultra-realistic representation of a person, an object, a landscape... No kind of subject is favored as each artist has their own trademark style.

The term hyperrealism, even though it developed mainly in the United States, comes from the French. The Belgian art dealer Isy Brachot was the first to use it in 1973 as the title of an exhibition in his Brussels gallery. He exhibited influential American and European photorealists (realist photographers), including Chuck Close (who specialized in enlarged identity photographs), Ralph Goings (in automobiles), Richter and Delcol...

From that moment on, "hyperrealists" came to mean all the painters and sculptors influenced by the photorealists. However, unlike the latter, who show absolute objectivity towards the model they capture, hyperrealist painters omit or add details that allow a better overall reading of the subject, one that is "truer" than the visible reality. Unlike photography, the contemporary hyperrealist painting plays on the narrative, the emotions of the viewer. It takes a stand on social, cultural and political themes.

Discover all aspects of hyperrealism in this selection of unique artworks: paintings by Richard Harper, sculptures by Charlotte Champion and much more...

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