13 December 2018

The new London exhibition blending portraiture and hyperrealism

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“Unflattering portraits” of musical icons, mind-bending portraits and life-like sculptures: Beyond Reality is the must-see exhibition blurring the boundaries between art and life.

Michael Moebius – whose iconic bubble gum portraits of celebrities include Marylin Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, David Bowie, The Beatles and the Queen – and eight of the world’s most renowned hyperrealist artists will display their work at Opera Gallery until 28th December.

World-renowned painters Tigran Tsitoghdzyan, Mike Dargas, Michael Moebius and Yigal Ozeri blend portraiture and hyperrealism, using their remarkable pictorial expertise to invite us to take a closer look. Meticulous trompe-l’oeil paintings of Nicolae Maniu and Lee Jung Woong, while rooted in hyperrealist practice, add a touch of Surrealism and humour, with hints to the artistic production of Salvador Dalí and Jackson Pollock.

“We wanted to have a playful exhibition, with works that anyone can access and engage with,” says Federica Beretta, Deputy Director at Opera Gallery London. “Beyond Reality will exhibit art by emerging artists as well as world-leading and acclaimed masters in the field. These days there seems to be a great appetite for skilful artists, who question the way we perceive art thanks to their unparalleled craft”. “Beyond Reality” runs until 28th December 2018, find out more here


Michael Moebius, Audrey Hepburn, Oil on canvas

Mike Dargas, I disappear, Oil on canvas

Tigran Tsitoghdzyan, Mirror II, Mixed media on paper

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