Hyperrealism as an important trend of contemporary art

   Hyperrealism originated in Europe and America in the 1960s on the wave of popularity of abstraction, conceptualism, video art. It became a kind of opposition to the elusive reality in the new directions of art. Due to the development of modern technologies, artists increasingly began to turn to real life, the material world, which they again began to embody in a figurative story picture.

   Modernity is becoming unstable, unsteady, virtual reality, the Internet captures reality. The only thing that is not in doubt - the materiality of the world. Hence the popularity of this direction.



   The prefix "Hyper" indicates an intentional highlighting, emphasizing the characteristics or phenomena of the object. Sometimes they can go beyond the natural norm. The objects emphasize materiality, the smallest details, naturalistic expressiveness. Materiality becomes the "protagonist" of the work.


   In aditiom, the photorealism echoes with hyperrealism, when artists convey the illusion of photography, reproduce everything to the smallest detail.



   There are several artists-hyperrealists in our gallery, among them Alexander Saidov, Valery Shishkin and Gennady Mironov.


  Alexander Saidov and Valery Shishkin create beautiful still lifes. Grapes, figs, pomegranates are so realistically depicted that you can "feel" their juiciness, aroma and taste. Artists display the smallest details: highlights, texture of the peel, note the ripeness and juiciness of the fruit.




   Gennady Mironov creates hyperreal landscapes that are not tied to any particular place. Looking at his work, you can "calculate" the smallest blade of grass, every corner of the sky – so the author is attentive to detail. Sometimes his works can be confused with real photography.






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