If You Think This Is a Photo of a Grandmother and Her Grandson, Look Twice

December 22, 2016

No, it’s not what it seems. Grandma is not breathing, and the child in her arms is not a being of flesh and blood. These are hyper-realistic sculptures, recreated with meticulous detail to the point where you don’t know if what you see is alive or not.
LikeAble brings you the best images from the Hyperrealist Sculpture 1973-2016 exhibition at Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao.

© PETER LAND Back to Square One. 2015. Silicone, hair, fabric, cardboard, and leather. Variable dimensions.

© PETER LAND Back to Square One. 2015. Silicone, hair, fabric, cardboard, and leather. Variable dimensions.

No, it’s not a trap. This is not a man hidden in boxes. It’s a self-portrait of the author.

© MARK SIJAN, Cornered. 2011.

Pay attention to the details of her feet, nails, and wrinkles. It’s incredible. In addition, the expressiveness of her eyes and face left us awestruck.

© PAUL MCCARTHY That Girl (T.G. Awake). 2012-2013.

You might think that this is a nude model, but it’s actually a series of 3 sculptures which seem to be flesh and blood. Look at the details of the skin, the sculpture’s hair, veins, moles, and texture.

© PAUL MCCARTHY That Girl (T.G. Awake). 2012-2013.

It makes you want to touch it to make sure that it’s real skin and your senses are not deceiving you. But the sculptures are made of silicone.

© SAM JINKS Untitled (Kneeling Woman). 2015. Silicone, pigments, resin, and hair.

© CAROLE A. Feuerman General’s Twin. 2009-2011. Oil on resin. 61x38x20 cm. unique variation of 6 + 1 artist’s proof.

No, the drops are not real. Look at the pores and texture of the skin. It’s so hard to believe they are actually made of resin and oil!

© SAM JINKS Woman and Child. 2010. Mixed technique. 145x40x40 cm

This is certainly one of the most impressive works. The distinctive shine of the newborn’s hair, little fists clenched, the eyelids of the woman and the baby…. It’s amazing!

© MARC SIJAN Embrace. 2014. Polyester resin and oil. 79x94x79 cm

© DUANE HANSON, Traveller. 1989.

Excuse me, sir, why are you sleeping at the museum? Sir?

© ZHARKO BASHESKI Ordinary Man. 2009-2010. Polyester resin, fiberglass, silicone hair. 220x180x85 cm

Source ‘Escultura hiperrealista 1973-2016’ Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao
Preview photo credit SAM JINKS