hyperreality

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hyperreality

(ˌhaɪpərɪˈælɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. (Sociology) an image or simulation, or an aggregate of images and simulations, that either distorts the reality it purports to depict or does not in fact depict anything with a real existence at all, but which nonetheless comes to constitute reality
2. (Philosophy) an image or simulation, or an aggregate of images and simulations, that either distorts the reality it purports to depict or does not in fact depict anything with a real existence at all, but which nonetheless comes to constitute reality
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The larger-than-life piece features Jacobson's signature vivid, post-Internet hyper-realism style and tells the story of The Sound Hotel through art.
The hyper-realism of the scene is as heart-pumping as any of the superhero moments.
'We intend to invite art lovers across the country for the special edition even as Ghills Entertainment will feature painting, drawing, hyper-realism, mixed media, textile, sculpture and body painting.'
Rick said: "I am a realist painter with a much stronger interest in the atmosphere and light in my subject than the detailed recreation and static representation that realism and hyper-realism often gives us.
Mr Garland said: "I am a realist painter with a much stronger interest in the atmosphere and light in my subject than the detailed recreation and static representation that realism and hyper-realism often gives us.
Once paint hits the canvas, everything is amplified with emphasis on colour, lighting, and shadows creating a hyper-realism that is beyond photograph or memory.
If Wisner's is the more nuanced view, his case seems overstated when he suggests that historically-inflected "textual literalism" (102) represents a new kind of realism, "hyper-realism"--the same claim was made about Joyce's Ulysses, after all (104).
We can see this idea of hyper-realism pushed to its limits through the latter 20th century and beyond, from the early work of Lanford Wilson to recent works by Annie Baker.
It has been a busy 12 months for Baker, famous for his hyper-realism art and painting the Queen in 2011.
The real-person based model-making method of Western hyper-realism reserves the personality of the real person as much as possible in that every detail of the actual body is accurately retained and translated.
Now working in Denmark, the 25-year-old recalls her days in Delhi, as she says: "Starting from the hyper-realism of Hendrik, passing through the big stencils of M-city, the pop universe of Spanish artist Okuda, the organic shapes by Andy Yen and the zoomorphic universe of creatures by Mattia Lullini -- there was art in all its forms at the Delhi street art festival.