Gallery TON & Photorealism

Gallery TON & Photorealism

Photorealism is an art movement that originated in the late 1960s. It has its origin in the United States. Initially, it where exclusively American artists who created photorealism. Later, in the 1980s, other nationalities were added.

Differences between photorealism and hyperrealism

Photorealism is often confused with hyperrealism or superrealism. However, there are clear differences between the two art styles. The first generation of photorealists generally had a fairly rough way of working. Closeup to the work, one can see clear brushstrokes. If one takes more distance, the artwork automatically changes to a photographic representation. Precisely to accomplish this effect, photorealistic works of art are often large in size. The spectator must be able to distance himself in order to experience the illusion of reality.

Hyperrealism is, in contrast to photorealism

Hyperrealism (superrealism) is, in contrast to photorealism, more refined. You hardly see any brushstrokes and the image is much sharper. It does not matter whether the viewer admires the work up close or with a little more distance. A hyperrealist work surpasses reality. It is more real than reality.

One thing is certain, both photorealism and hyperrealism make an indelible impression on the viewer.

The art of photorealism

Photorealists often isolate a fragment from reality. Every detail is carefully displayed. Sometimes the artist changes something compared to the reference material, adds an interpretation or message to it. However, the final work undisputedly represents unchanged reality.

Would you like to be inspired?

Would you like to be inspired by art for your home or office? You can view our entire collection and marvel at the impact of hyperrealism. Do you prefer to see the works of art in person? You are very welcome to visit our gallery in Rucphen, the Netherlands. See our opening hours here. Do you prefer to visit our gallery outside of opening hours? Please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are more than happy to welcome you!

Gallery TON features the work of the following artists: Jeff Bartels, Jos Rijff, Ewa Cwikla, Dylan Martinez, Omar Ortiz, Ann Dierckx, Heidi Von Faber, Lorena Kloosterboer, Marissa Oosterlee, Miles van Rensselaer.

Flute Hand en City At Night – Jeff Bartels