If You Think This Is a Photo of a Grandmother and Her Grandson, Look Twice

The Bilbao Fine Arts Museum in Spain has sculptures on display as you’ve never seen before. These are hyperrealist sculptures which were done between 1973 and 2016. They are supposed to be super realistic sculptures of people in various positions. There is a sculpture of a grandmother not breathing while she holds a child in her arms. Other sculptures show a naked woman leaning upon the ground, a traveler sleeping on the floor and many others. When you go to see these sculptures, you’ll forget that they’re not real.

Back to Square One. 2015. Silicone, hair, fabric, cardboard, and leather. Variable dimensions.


hyperrealist-sculptures© PETER LAND

Cornered. 2011

hyperrealist-sculptures© MARK SIJAN

General’s Twin. 2009-2011. Oil on resin. 61x38x20 cm. unique variation of 6 + 1 artist’s proof.


hyperrealist-sculpturesCarole A. Feuerman

Woman and Child. 2010. Mixed technique. 145x40x40 cm


hyperrealist-sculptures© SAM JINKS

Traveller. 1989.



Ordinary Man. 2009-2010. Polyester resin, fiberglass, silicone hair. 220x180x85 cm



Source ‘Escultura hiperrealista 1973-2016’ Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao