A Hyper realistic or hyperrealism is a type of art painting that appears to be a high-resolution photograph taken by the artist but actually a hand-drawn painting. This kind of painting takes technical art to a very high level. Hyper realistic artists give so much amount of attention to details.
At first glance, you might really think that this is a photograph of a beautiful lady wearing a green sweater. But you will be surprised what’s the truth behind this lady. If you are among those to say it’s a high-resolution photo, you might consider taking a closer look. This is actually not a photograph but a painting!
An influential Chinese contemporary artist named Leng Jun is the man behind this hyper realistic paintings. He was born in 1963 in Sichuan, graduated from the fine arts department at the Hankou Branch of Wuhan Normal College in 1984 and currently lives and works in Beijing.
Jun is known for his intricate and renowned hyper realistic paintings that put an incredible detail in his works. To appreciate his paintings more, you might consider using a magnifying glass.
In one of his paintings with close-up shots, you can observe the incredible precision of his paintbrush, even capturing the shadow cast by a sweater’s thread on his subject’s skin.
Here are some of his hyper realistic paintings:
According to WIDEWALLS, Leng Jun won the Art Award in the 2nd Annual Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition, Beijing, and the Golden Award in the 3rd Annual Chinese Art Exhibition. His paintings have been sold regularly at auctions throughout China and have been acquired for private and institutional collections worldwide.
“He had become more renowned and influential in the art circle since his works were carried to plenty of important exhibitions all over the country. He tries to avoid the way of western painting technique that entails a lot of detailed subjects to be junk on the painting. The most important features of his work are details, done with utmost perfection,’ WIDEWALLS said.