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5 African hyperrealistic artists doing amazing work but are often overlooked

August 29, 2019 at 01:45 pm | Art Attack

Adom Tabbey-Botchwey

Adom Tabbey-Botchwey | Contributor

August 29, 2019 at 01:45 pm | Art Attack

Arinze Stanley Egbengwu, credi: africandigitalart.com

Hyperrealism art is a work of art that looks so real to almost make one doubt their eyesight, making them wonder if such artworks are photographs or in the case of sculptures, the real deal.

It takes special skills to be able to produce these works of art.

The talented hyper-realistic artists whose prowess and attention to detail produce some of the most amazing works often take up to about 780 hours to complete their works, but the tedious process is just as meaningful as the outcome.

These artists use oil paint, watercolour or a combination of charcoal and graphite, with the subjects illuminated by a single source of light. When you look at the amazingly lifelike creations, every piece conveys a certain quality of precision and awe.

While some of these artists like Eli Waduba of Nigeria are lucky to get some exposure and rake in some money for their immense talent, a lot of them go unnoticed.

Here is a list of 5 of these artists that are doing amazing work but have not achieved fame due to one thing or the other:

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