This Photo Of Grandmother Holding Grandson Is Not What It Seems
What at first seems like an ordinary picture of a grandmother holding a baby is actually quite far from it. Because these actually are hyper-realistic sculptures from the Hyperrealist Sculpture 1973-2016 exhibition at Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao.
The exhibition holds 34 works by the 26 artists that represent the movement of hyper-realism. It all started back in the 1960s and 1970s when a number of sculptors became interested in a form of realism based on a lifelike representation of the human figure. Yet what makes artworks of this believability so rare are the skills required from the artists. Because they not only have to master the sculpting part, but also the casting and painting.
And in the end, as one famous sculptor, Ron Mueck said: “Although I spend a lot of time on the surface, it’s the life inside I want to capture.“
Woman and Child by Sam Jinks, 2010
Embrace by Marc Sijan, 2014
Back to Square One by Peter Land, 2015
Untitled (Kneeling Woman) by Sam Jinks , 2015
Cornered by Mark Sijan, 2011
That Girl (T.G. Awake) by Pauls Mccarthy, 2012-2013
Feuerman General’s Twin by Carole A., 2009-2011
Ordinary Man by Zharko Basheski, 2009-2010
Traveller by Duane Hanson, 1989