Hyper Realistic Figurative Paintings by Philip Munoz.

Hyper Realistic Figurative Paintings by Philip Munoz.
From the Brush of Artist - "My work is concerned with the notion of glamour and its role in female social identity. I am interested in the idea of beauty through transformation and I am particularly engaged by the highly personalised looks adorned by so many women today. Often seductive and always demanding of attention, one is drawn in, yet inevitably kept emotionally and physically at a distance. In particular, the temporary and fragile nature of the make-up often used to conjure up such effects, forces one to play the role of voyeur, never fully engaging with the illusion.

This is ever true with the digital image (exemplified by its use in the forum of social media) playing up and playing with the physical reality of the types of models I choose to paint. However, photography still remains an essential tool in my work. I find it creates an emotional platform to connect with the subject, whilst the staging and the artificiality of photoshoot serve to enhance the visual language of the imagery and the subsequent painting. 

I am a self-taught painter having graduated in a degree in biochemistry at the university of Bristol. I have been a resident of Jamaica Street Studios in Bristol since 2007. I am represented by the Albemarle Gallery (now Pontone Gallery) in London.

In the last few years, my work has increasingly focused on creating portraits and figures immersed in the urban context, whether a close-up examination of the glamorous and modified, adorned with tattoos and piercings or a figure caught in a fleeting moment of city life.

​I am always drawn to the vibrant and youthful, care-free characters that I see everyday outside the doors of my studio. I am lucky to reside in a beautifully eclectic area of Bristol city where fashion and identity are of foremost importance, providing constant inspiration for my work.

Tattoos are of particular interest to me. Traditionally the trademark of masculine rebellion, they have now been embraced by the world of art, fashion and glamour redefining them as an art form in their own right, independent of age, sex  or class. From imagining, to design, execution and rendering on skin, light and subsequent paint, across a multitude of media and surface, paying homage to their existence has become a pivotal feature of much of my recent work. 

More than ever, I continue to explore the use of paint, mark-making and surface texture within the framework of my hyperrealist technique to produce paintings that have a life that is more than purely an image on a screen".

Paintings by Philippe Attie from Haiti.

Paintings by Philippe Attie from Florida.
Desire.oil on canvas.67''x55''.2015
An Interview with Philippe Attie.

Who and where are you from?

My name is Philippe Attié,  I was born and raised in Haiti now I live in Florida.

How you got into this?

I can't really remember exactly when I decided to be an artist, for some reasons my family always knew what I was going to do in life. I started do paint around 11 years old.

What is your driving force?

My goal is to communicate complex emotions through my work and visually express passions and desires.

What kind of work you do and why?

As an aspiring visual artist, I strive to capture facets of the human soul through a fusion of realism and a diffused abstract style. Defined by sensuality, wisdom, and the wonderful, my work inspires lightness in the subjects and their movements.While I mostly work with acrylic and oil on canvas, I occasionally experiment with painting on wood or aluminum panels to enhance the structure of my creations. My subjects include nude models and a vast array of objects. The transparency of my work is a blended form of precise realism and elements of spontaneity expressed through gestural freedom.

Figurative Paintings by Marina from Russia.

Figurative Paintings by Marina from Russia.
An Interview with Marina Marina.

Who and where are you from?

My name is Marina, I'm a professional artist. I live in Russia in a very beautiful city - St. Petersburg, this city is also called the northern capital or "northern Venice".

How you got into this?

As a child, I painted well, but I did not intend to associate my life with drawing.

I wanted to be a lawyer, but for financial reasons, I could not go to law school right after graduation (he was in another city, and I lived with my mother and sister in a small town in Kostroma).
I go to work. 

One day at a party, my friends and I started talking about art education, and I argued with my friend that I would go to the art and graphic faculty, despite the fact that I had not previously learned to paint anywhere else.
And I did it))))

It was unreasonable, but that dispute was heard by many of my friends and my pride did not allow me to give up my words))))
And I liked to paint.

What is my driving force?

Probably stubborn (this is when something does not work), but in general I just really like being an artist.

What kind of work you do and why?

I turned to various topics during my artistic career. Now I write beautiful girls. It's beautiful and interesting.

I hire a model and think out an image for it, I look for entourage and attract a make-up artist and hairdresser .... I build a composition and only then I start painting a picture.

I took part in art exhibitions in Russia, then my paintings were sold at auctions in London (auctions Christie and Bonhams). And now American amateurs of painting can see my pictures and, if they like, buy.

Hyperrealistic Paintings by Ania Wypych from Poland.

Hyperrealistic Paintings by Ania Wypych from Poland.
Black and white play” Boson 2, oil on canvas 100/70cm 39,5/27,5 in 2017 http://annawypych.pl/?p=1492
An Interview with Ania Wypych.

Who and where are you from?

I'm artist, mom, wife. I life in Gdynia city on the coast of Baltic sea, Poland.

How you got into this?

Naturally. Started when I was a child, then high school with fine art profile, then Academy of art. I always knew that this makes me happy, I got lucky to have understanding parents, and got some good advices from people I met on my way. So it was my natural develop, when I was becoming  more mature, I automatically was more deep in "art". Of course there were some of moments when I had to make difficult decision, or take a risk, put everything on one card. I always was and am very ambitious and hard working. So in my case it was a process and it is still working on. 

What is your driving force?

I am workaholic. Sometimes I have to explain myself if front of myself that I need to rest. He he he. My art is a side effect of how I am feeling emotions and perceive the world. I think that it is more like a way of life, no something additional what needs separated source of energy. 


What kind of work you do and why?

I am deep in hyperrealism, but I can not stop myself from adding surrealistic elements to my works. I chose this kinds of means of art because of my character, I like work long on project, I like when it grows slowly, and is very detailed. 

My art was always connected with thinking about something, working on topic, problem. In the past it was textes with stories, which complemented my paintings. Lately it developed into poems, they are really important part of my works, so check out on my web poem I wrote to painting you like.

Hyperrealistic Paintings by Sergey Piskunov from Ukraine.

Hyperrealistic Paintings by Sergey Piskunov from Ukraine.
An Interview with Sergey Piskunov.

Who and where are you from?

I am from Kiev, Ukraine.

How you got into this?

I used to draw in my childhood, 8 years ago my girlfriend bought me brushes and oils and that's how it all started. When I am looking on my early art I understand that huge work had been done to develop my skills to become hyperrealist artist.

What is your driving force?

Desire, sometimes it appear spontaneously or after you’ve seen something that affected you.  I always have some ideas in my mind that I want to create in real and this is my main source of inspiration. For me it is very important to receive pleasure from the process, this is on the top point. I am doing what I like to do, and this is matters, this is the only thing I care about, when thinking about next painting. 

What kind of work you do and why?

I tried lots of styles, but now I am working in hyperrealism style. Hyperrealism it is style in which there is no much space to be original, but anyway among all hyperrealist - artists I know, everyone has its own style. I believe that my style is also different from the others.