Hyperrealism Quotes

Today abstraction is no longer that of the map, the double, the mirror, or the concept. Simulation is no longer that of a territory, a referential being or substance. It is the generation by models of a real without origin or reality: A hyperreal. The territory no longer precedes the map, nor does it survive it. It is nevertheless the map that precedes the territory - precession of simulacra - that engenders the territory. 

Jean Baudrillard


[Hyperreality is] the simulation of something which never existed.

Jean Baudrillard


Hyperrealism is both breathtaking, and boring. I want to see the artist's hand in the work of art. I want to see the essence and the spirit of the subject, and I want to see a celebration of the medium in the work of art.

Janet Badger


Hyperrealism is more about objectifying... how an object can be portrayed when it is seen through a camera's lens... all my paintings are about an object being viewed through human eyes.

Liu Dan


Caravaggio's hyper-realism, a magician's conjuring trick, I have come to regard as a perfect metaphor for great art, which declines to make obvious its deepest truths, leaving us to decipher them if we can.

Michael Kimmelman


Hyperrealism can create an atmosphere of Surrealism because nobody sees the world in such detail.

Salman Rushdie


I have found my own style of painting, which is called “Metaphysical Hyper-realism”.

Salvador Dalí


[Hyperrealism is] the authentic fake.

Umberto Eco


Compiled by Sydney Amoakoh