Is it a painting or a photograph? If you can’t tell, chances are you’re looking at “hyper realistic art”. The movement – where paintings and sculptures resemble high-resolution photography – made its mark in the art world in the early 1970’s and has evolved over the decades.
Nick Sider, a self-taught painter, is using this style of painting to draw attention to subjects that may otherwise be ignored. They may be animals, people he encounters on the street, or children. One of his latest subjects uncovers the human toll of the Syrian refugee crisis.
In this week’s Full Frame Close Up, we get a hyper realistic view of the world through Nick Sider’s brush strokes.