Hyper-Realism

Hyper-realism, synonymous with photorealism, emerged in the 1970s. So detailed that it looks real, hyper-realist art trades in the trompe l'oeil or trick of the eye. Notable artists include Chuck Close and Australian sculptor Ron Mueck, whose casts of humans look alive. In their fidelity to realism, hyper-realist artists provoke questions around perception, authenticity and recreation. A dimension of masterful mirages, descend into the hyperrealist realm. 

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