Hyper Real Sculpture 1973–2017

Hyper Real Sculpture 1973–2017Image courtesy of NGA

Hyper Real Sculpture 1973–2017
National Gallery of Australia
20 October 2017 – 18 February 2018

 

An in-depth survey of human figuration, Hyper Real: Sculpture 1973–2017 presents major works from 30 artists spanning more than 50 years of hyperrealist practice. Hyperrealism, paralleling photorealism in painting, commenced in the 1960s and 70s when a number of sculptors became interested in a form of sculptural realism based on a vivid and felike representation of the human figure.

 

Hyper Real Sculpture 1973–2017Image courtesy of NGA

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Featured artists include the leading American pioneers of hyperrealist sculpture George Segal, Duane Hanson and John DeAndrea; Juan Muñoz (Spain), Maurizio Cattelan (Italy), Berlinde de Bruyckere (Belgium), and Evan Penny (Canada), among others. Australian artists Ron Mueck, Sam Jinks and Patricia Piccinini will also feature significantly in the exhibition.

 

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