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Hyper-realistic Art 5 Nigerian Instagram artists every art lover should know

With hyperrealism artworks gradually flooding the Nigerian art, here are some of the incredibly talented Instagram hyper realistic artist everyone should know.

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Hyperrealism is a genre of painting and sculpture that resembles a high-resolution photograph.

As an outgrowth of photorealism, hyperrealism is a relatively new school of painting that creates the illusion that you're actually looking at a photo. Hyperrealistic artists attempt to replicate reality, or at least temporarily fool the eye with their paintings. While photorealist painters tend to imitate photographic images and will consciously omit details, the hyperreal painter is more literal, incorporating photographic limitations such as depth of field, perspective and focus.

Here are some Nigerian Instagram hyperreal artists whose paintings will have you question whether you're actually looking at a painting or a photograph.

1. Ayo Filade

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Ayo Filade, is an incredibly talented artist who refers to his style as a mixture of the art movements, surrealism and hyperrealism.

2. Arinze Stanley

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Arinze Stanley is an artistic genius whose work is beyond imitation. With charcoal and graphite pencil, Arinze creates works of life itself, full of its raw emotions on paper.

3.Oscar Ukonu

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Oscar Ukonu is a brilliant self-taught Nigerian artist, who uses only a pen to create stunning photorealistic portraits.

4. Isimi Taiwo

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Hyperrealistic artist, Isimi Taiwo, works with different mediums like watercolour, acrylic, ink, charcoal, etc. but his pencils and oils exhibit great strength in dexterity and control over the medium especially in the arena of portraiture.

5.Ken Nwadiogbu

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is a 3-Dimentional Hyperrealistic Fine Artist who uses his pencils as well as acrylic and oil to create hyperrealistics portraits.

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