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.
Jonathan Wateridge is an english artist, born in Zambia (1972). He paints hyper-realistic large-scale paintings ( 2 X 4 meters for his last serie ) in the tradition of the great classical masters such as Velazquez. To realize his paintings, Wateridge enters the skin of a movie director, sets scenes with models and actors of which he’ll take more than two thousands photographs, this previous work preparation can last about a year or so. He then builds a story from these pictures, taking amongst them what he needs, as for a look, a gesture, a play of light, etc.
Apart from the classical painters, his main inspiration comes from the movie scene, and particularly from David Lynch’s work of art. He now lives and works in London, and is represented by the Saatchi Gallery.
Gallery : Saatchi Gallery.
Artist Jonathan Wateridge takes Shehani Fernando on a tour of his studio and explains why his life-sized oil paintings are gloriously obsolete.
Posted on December 28, 2011, in Art and tagged art, cinematic, creative, hyper-realistic, hyperrealism, inspiration, jonathan wateridge, painting, paintings, photorealistic. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a Comment.