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08/04/13

✿ Tom MARTIN ✿

Hyperrealism is a genre of painting and sculpture resembling a high-resolution photograph. Hyperrealism is considered an advancement of Photorealism by the methods used to create the resulting paintings or sculptures. The term is primarily applied to an independent art movement and art style in the United States and Europe that has developed since the early 2000′s.
Tom Martin was born in1986, in Wakefield, England.
Is a young English artist who  makes use of acrylic paint to create the most amazing paintings. Looking at them you could swear they are simple photographs, but in reality they are painstakingly painted by hand.
Hyperrealism evolved from the “photorealism” movement of the 1970s, and it’s dedicated to making artworks that are “more real than real”. Hyperrealists try not just copy a photograph with paint, but emphasize elements that were not evoked by the original. 23-year-old Tom Martin is already one of the most respected hyperrealist artist in the world, with works featured in art exhibitions all around the world.
Education: 2005-2008: BA (Hons) Interdisciplinary Art and Desgin, with first class honours,  University of Huddersfield.
2004-2005: 18+ Foundation course in art and design, RCAT, Rotherham.

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