Up Close and Personal with Tom Martin, a Hyperrealism Artist
Happy New Year 2011, everyone! I hope 2011 is the best year for us. We can reach our dream in this year. This day is the art day. Why I said so, because today I want to talk again about art. If my last hub talked about sculpture, but now I talk about painting. Again….., I am not get bored to talk about this subject. If you liked beauty, you may love painting. We can found beautiful aspect from painting. Painting was created to be enjoyed. To appreciate painters work. This time I want to write again about a very talented young man with his creation in painting. That’s made me want to say “wow” and “wow” again. I really appreciate many kind of painting stream. But I don’t know why I attracted with this style. Have you ever hear about Hyperrealism? If you didn't ever heard about this before, I am glad to share my knowledge about this painting style. Please continue to read………
The history of Super-realism
Conceptual art is an art movement that was born almost at the same time with minimalist art and Super Realism, it begun in 1960. In some cases, political uncertainty and growing social awareness in Europe and America in the 60's, encourage the artists to stay away from the tradition of the art elite. Some artists are not interested and refused contra-ditional, like: the style, values and aura. Beside the market system didn’t made sense, gallery space limitations and the dominations of curators who increasingly narrow the space of artist at that time. It sharpen the reaction of the artists to create new art. A new art which offered an alternative concept. These reforms originated from England around 1952, involving artists of other European countries, and then spread widely in America in the 1960's
Super-Realism was born based on the desire to return to the form, based on previous flow. The existence of the camera has been used a number of artists as a support in the process of work. Photo camera work was used as a base to produce works of art. The perfection of nature produced by the camera was reproduced back into the work of two dimension art. Knowledge of photography was also used by artists to represent reality with the end result is similar with photography techniques, especially in terms of lighting, the perfection of form and color. Works by two-dimensional super-realism based on the use of photography is also a work art called Photorealism.
Super-Realism artist basically was trying to represent the reality which has great quality both in terms of shapes, colors, light effects and so on, which is better than the quality of the real reality. But how about Hyperrealism, this is a new stream which is begun on 1970. Hyperrealism is the evolution of “photorealism”. I heard that hyperrealism was dedicated to making artworks that are “more real than real”. It’s just not copying the photography, but this is more about emphasize elements.
A biography of Tom Martin
This time I’ll talk about young English artist. His name is Tom Martin. With his talent, he could made a beautiful painting which is real than photography. 24 years of age but he has great motivation. Now, he is already one of the most respected artist in the world. We can see his creation in art exhibition all over the world. I give my thumbs up for him, because looking at his creation we could swear they are simple photographs, but actually they are painstakingly painted by hand, WOW……. May I say this word again?
Who is Tom Martin? He is hyperrealist painter from the UK. He current lives in Rotherham, England. He is a young man who interest with art, sport, painting, and photorealism. Alvarez Kings is his favorite band. His favorite artists are Davis Cone, Luciano Ventrone, Roberto Bernardi, Berdardo Torrens and Pedro Campos. He uses various tools to make his creation so beautiful, like: airbrush, paint, paintbrushes, camera. I heard from that he also use acrylic paint to create the most amazing paintings. Please enjoy the pictures below.