european hyperrealistic painters

List of authors
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Javier Arizabalo
Javier Arizabalo
France artist
*1965 Saint-Jean-de-Luz
Selected artworks
Bod 01, 2009
Bod 01, 2009
Cristina, 2009
Cristina, 2009
Fig 02, 2012
Fig 02, 2012
Fig 02, 2012
Fig 02, 2012
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Zdeněk Beran
Zdeněk Beran
Czech artist
*1937, Dolní Dobrouč – 2014, Prague
Quote:
“I do not want to make things that are just positively beautiful or ugly; we all know that life is not a single position, there are always many aspects and rough things mingled with lyrical ones, so if you want to be truthful, which is the point of art, you must use both sides of what you perceive.”
Selected artworks
Symptoms of Emptiness, 1989
Symptoms of Emptiness, 1989
Attempt to a Mental Escape, 1996-1997
Attempt to a Mental Escape, 1996-1997
Attempt to a Mental Escape - Downwards I., 1998
Attempt to a Mental Escape - Downwards I., 1998
Torso of the picture I - in grey, 1999
Torso of the picture I - in grey, 1999
Torso of the picture II. - Mental rescue, 1995
Torso of the picture II. - Mental rescue, 1995
Torso of the picture - Left Nipple, 2005
Torso of the picture - Left Nipple, 2005
Torso of the picture - Back view, 2006
Torso of the picture - Back view, 2006
Roberto Bernardi
Roberto Bernardi
Italian artist
*1974 Todi
Selected artworks
Work in progress, 2014
Work in progress, 2014
Vitamin water, 2007
Vitamin water, 2007
Colori E Sentieri, 2004
Colori E Sentieri, 2004
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Simili, 2004
Simili, 2004
Livelli, 2012
Livelli, 2012
Riflessi Persi, 2007
Riflessi Persi, 2007
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José Luis Corella
José Luis Corella
Spanish artist
*1959 Valencia
Selected artworks
Carlos Muro, 2017
Carlos Muro, 2017
La bella durmiente, 2006
La bella durmiente, 2006
Mon Fung, 2011
Mon Fung, 2011
Sasha Ilichev, 2016
Sasha Ilichev, 2016
Waverly Restaurant, 2013
Waverly Restaurant, 2013
Juanito, 2014
Juanito, 2014
La cabina NY, 2003
La cabina NY, 2003
Valencia bella, 2001
Valencia bella, 2001
Green Emporium, 2007
Green Emporium, 2007
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Paul Dmoch
Paul Dmoch
Polish artist
*1958, Warsaw – ?, Brussels
Quote:
“Even as a child, I remember being obsessed with light. On sleepless nights in my room, I would watch the movement of car lights reflecting from the wall to the ceiling and back. Years later, I was astonished when I saw Rembrand's use of light for the first time. I remarked, ''This is the LIGHT''. At the time, I also believed in fairytales, in the magical worlds I had heard about. I loved to visualise them in my mind. Later on, I understood that all those worlds I created in my mind simply did not exist. I was very disappointed. But then, when I was 12, one of my teachers helped me to discover my passion for architecture. While studying architecture, I realised that I had found what I had been looking for. As architect, I thought I would be able to create a fantastic world with structure, where light could play on forms. Unfortunately, I soon discovered that there were many problems that had nothing to do with architecture, problems related to law, money, foolishness of investors, and so on. I became disillusioned with my career.I had never thought of becoming an artist, but I soon realised that painting would offer me the same opportunities to create my own world of light and to share my love to architecture.Today, painting interiors is my greatest challenge. It is my chance to share with the entire world the 'genius locci' of the places created by human genius. I am not interested in natural subjects, those not been made by human ''hands''. That's why I paint interiors, because there I can find man's glorious mind. I especially like to paint cathedrals. I can feel all the mystery of ''another space'', where we sometimes come, but not spend our lifetime. Inside these structures we feel small and not so important as we sometime think we are. We can see that incredible, enormous structure, filled with endless lights pouring through a stained-glass window. Ecclesiastical interiors give us a chance to contemplate our deepest thoughts. There we think no mundane thoughts - we leave them outside. There is a real border between the ''sacred'' and ''profane''. The harmony of light and darkness, showing all the beauty of details and space, make us calm and deeply happy. For me, light and shadow is a metaphor for the everlasting battle between these two basic elements of human existence. In the contrast between light and darkness lies the secret of every human beginning.”
Selected artworks
Rio dei Santi Apostoli (Ponte-San-Canzian) à Venice, Italy, ?
Rio dei Santi Apostoli (Ponte-San-Canzian) à Venice, Italy, ?
Mur Via dei Servi, ?
Mur Via dei Servi, ?
Château de Versailles, ?
Château de Versailles, ?
Déambulatoire Cathédrale De Wawel, ?
Déambulatoire Cathédrale De Wawel, ?
Thierry Duval
Thierry Duval
French artist
*1968 Paris
(selected artworks were created between 2010 and 2018)
Selected artworks
9 seagulls and the Pont Neuf, ?
9 seagulls and the Pont Neuf, ?
The Poulbot street at Montmartre, ?
The Poulbot street at Montmartre, ?
Flags for freedom, ?
Flags for freedom, ?
Hiver ensoleill sur la place de l'h tel de ville de Paris, ?
Hiver ensoleill sur la place de l'h tel de ville de Paris, ?
Le magasin Sennelier ou la caverne et l'artiste, ?
Le magasin Sennelier ou la caverne et l'artiste, ?
Le Paris Historique, ?
Le Paris Historique, ?
L'homme la valise dans la mousson de Tokyo, ?
L'homme la valise dans la mousson de Tokyo, ?
Un pont pour un rendez-vous à Venise, ?
Un pont pour un rendez-vous à Venise, ?
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César Galicia
César Galicia
Spanish artist
*1957 Madrid
Selected artworks
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New York taxi meters, ?
New York taxi meters, ?
Still life with guitar, ?
Still life with guitar, ?
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Telephone, ?
Telephone, ?
Masks, ?
Masks, ?
Antonio López García
Antonio López García
Spanish artist
*1936 Tomelloso
Quotes:
“I believe that something else, the substance of your spirit, stays incorporated in the work. The work is made to transmit emotion. The starting point of the artist, if they are figurative, is the world. … The material with which you work is the objective world, but you incorporate some of your soul, and that is art.”

“I don't give importance to technique. I condition everything so that the painting has spirit, in every way. If not, technique does not do me any good. I have done that: put in all the forms, ordered them in the best possible way, taken measurements. Everything was done correctly, but the painting ended without substance, vacant of emotion. And that, when I had that sensation, it seemed to me a complete failure, it seemed that technique wasn't worth anything. Not that technique doesn't have importance, but it's like the word is the link to the ideas and nothing more. So you acquire technique, but then what do you do with it?”

“When my uncle taught me, painting came to me with great ease, with great ease. But this can be deceiving, because you can be very talented and have nothing to say.”
Selected artworks
Soaking Clothes, 1968
Soaking Clothes, 1968
Sink and Mirror, 1967
Sink and Mirror, 1967
Toilet and window, 1971
Toilet and window, 1971
Conejo deshollado, 1972
Conejo deshollado, 1972
Grand via, 1981-2
Grand via, 1981-2
Mitch Griffiths
Mitch Griffiths
British artist
*1971 Nuneaton
Selected artworks
Pavement, 2009
Pavement, 2009
Rehab, 2008
Rehab, 2008
Cutting edge, 2006
Cutting edge, 2006
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Gottfried Helnwein
Gottfried Helnwein
Austrian artist
*1948 Wiena
Selected artworks
Head of a child, 2001
Head of a child, 2001
The Murmur of the innocents 23, 2009 - 2013
The Murmur of the innocents 23, 2009 - 2013
The Murmur of the innocents, 2009 - 2013
The Murmur of the innocents, 2009 - 2013
Los Caprichos, 2006
Los Caprichos, 2006
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Tomáš Kubík
Tomáš Kubík
Czech artist
*1977 Pelhřimov
Quote:
“A realistic way to perceive reality and transcribe it into painting (working with a model), a sense for detail, relative perseverance, a capacity to listen, a capacity to love…animals.”
Selected artworks
Scenes from a Marriage, 2000
Scenes from a Marriage, 2000
Josef and Radka, ?
Josef and Radka, ?
Self portrait with Mannequin, 2004
Self portrait with Mannequin, 2004
Self portrait, ?
Self portrait, ?
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Hynek Martinec
Hynek Martinec
Czech artist
*1980 Broumov
Quote:
“Hyperrealism or realistic paintings keep me in our real world; for me they are a point of reference that helps me survive in various respects. I am verifying what reality is and how far it can reach.”
Selected artworks
Zuzana in Paris Studio, 2006-2007
Zuzana in Paris Studio, 2006-2007
Dorothy, 2008
Dorothy, 2008
At The Same Time, La Defence, Paris, 2009
At The Same Time, La Defence, Paris, 2009
Angus McEwan
Angus McEwan
Scottish artist
*1963 Dundee
Selected artworks
Box full of shadows, 2013
Box full of shadows, 2013
Eastern Gate, 2010
Eastern Gate, 2010
The Calm within, 2014
The Calm within, 2014
Chicken Wire, 2014
Chicken Wire, 2014
Illuminated window, 2008
Illuminated window, 2008
In Balance, 2014
In Balance, 2014
Out of the loop, 2012
Out of the loop, 2012
Tea Break, 2016
Tea Break, 2016
Bertrand Meniel
Bertrand Meniel
French artist
*1961 Boulogne Billancourt
Quote:
“We often fail to really see a familiar environment. We assume it lacks beauty or mystery because we have a practical relationship with it. A Photorealist painting teaches us to consider objects differently. Objects that our daily routine deprives of purpose or importance acquire dignity and relevance through artistic representation. Whereas a camera often captures objects by chance. the painter places objects on his canvas intentionally, devoting hours of work to their representation. We may only glance at a photograph, whereas we typically peruse a painting because the elements that compose it are symbols of our civilization.”
Selected artworks
Bahnhofplatz, 2009
Bahnhofplatz, 2009
Lucky Dragon, 2009
Lucky Dragon, 2009
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Jan Mikulka
Jan Mikulka
Czech artist
*1980 Prague
Quote:
“Reality is very interesting for me thanks to the visual image of things. That's why I have always been fascinated by illusion. In hyperrealism and photorealism, I am also interested in a certain poetic nature of photography. The feeling of an exact depiction of the shape and perspective and the overall photographic quality of the scene. I like pictures that actually look like photos and also have something in common with oil painting.”
Selected artworks
Jakub, 2011
Jakub, 2011
Sebastian, 2015
Sebastian, 2015
Nika, 2015
Nika, 2015
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Iban Navarro
Iban Navarro
Spanish artist
*1982 Barcelona
Selected artworks
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Michal Ožibko
Michal Ožibko
Czech artist
*1981 Šumperk
Quote:
“I think that Hyperrealism will always be part of my work, even if it is not manifest explicitly in my paintings. I hope so because thanks to its direct connection to the perceived reality around me, Hyperrealism tries to be as close to that reality as possible and in this effort it seems to me it is genuine. And it is only based on a true, sincere perception of the world, that I want to create my works, fully conscious of the fact that it is a subjective relationship.”
Selected artworks
iDeath I., 2010
iDeath I., 2010
iDeath II., 2010
iDeath II., 2010
PhoneBox, 2007
PhoneBox, 2007
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Theodor Pištěk
Theodor Pištěk
Czech artist
*1932 Prague
Quote:
“It is essential to know as much as possible about the theme depicted - ideally everything. Because if not, then it will impact the work in a negative way.”
Selected artworks
Passion II, 1978
Passion II, 1978
Tribute to Papin, 1981
Tribute to Papin, 1981
Tonca Still Life, 1981
Tonca Still Life, 1981
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Gerhard Richter
Gerhard Richter
Deutche artist
*1932 Dresden
Quote:
“I would like to try to understand what is. We know very little, and I am trying to do it by creating analogies. Almost every work of art is an analogy.”
Selected artworks
Davos, 1981
Davos, 1981
Seascape 9, 1969
Seascape 9, 1969
Monstein, 1981
Monstein, 1981
Carlos García Román
Carlos García Román
Spanish artist
*1973 Cádiz
Selected artworks
Rocks on the beach, 2007
Rocks on the beach, 2007
High tide, 2008
High tide, 2008
Shore at low tide, 2016
Shore at low tide, 2016
The rocks, 2009
The rocks, 2009
Afternoon with fog, 2015
Afternoon with fog, 2015
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John Salt
John Salt
British artist
*1937 Birmingham
Selected artworks
Pink Trailer with Plymouth, ?
Pink Trailer with Plymouth, ?
School bus and red pick up, 1973
School bus and red pick up, 1973
Tree, 2001
Tree, 2001
Raphaella Spence
Raphaella Spence
British artist
*1978 London
Selected artworks
Empire state, 2012
Empire state, 2012
Central park, 2010
Central park, 2010
Mystery, 2007
Mystery, 2007
Vaporetto, 2006-2007
Vaporetto, 2006-2007
Il. Canale di San Marco, 2010
Il. Canale di San Marco, 2010
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Pedro Del Toro
Pedro Del Toro
Spanish artist
*1970 Madrid
Selected artworks
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Torreon en callao, ?
Torreon en callao, ?
Madrid desde el club financiero, ?
Madrid desde el club financiero, ?
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Luciano Ventrone
Luciano Ventrone
Italian artist
*1942 Rome
Quote:
“The subject should not be seen as such but abstractly”
Selected artworks
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Continuita II., 2012-2013
Continuita II., 2012-2013
Il. Vaso di Pandora, 2013
Il. Vaso di Pandora, 2013
Le Nozze di Armonia, 2012
Le Nozze di Armonia, 2012
Riccioli, 2010
Riccioli, 2010
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Stanislaw Zoladz
Stanislaw Zoladz
Swedish artist
*1952 ?
Selected artworks
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