Hyperrealism is a genre of painting and sculpture resembling a high-resolution photograph. Hyperrealism is considered an advancement of Photorealism by the methods used to create the resulting paintings or sculptures. The term is primarily applied to an independent art movement and art style in the United States and Europe that has developed since the early 2000′s.
Damian Loeb (1970) implements classic representational painting techniques, a mix of historic compositions, and the contemporary narrative tropes of cinema as tools to guide – or misdirect – the viewer. Despite the fact that the final image takes months to produce, Loeb creates the possibility that these scenes are actually spontaneous, vulnerable and real, reluctantly giving away that which is most precious: the intimacy of privacy. The artist explains, “I know a piece is finished when I am invisible and the moment is everything.”
Official Website : Damian Loeb
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