Nigerian hyper realist painter Oresegun Olumide’s artwork is making waves on social media.
Olumide’s oil paintings, which have captured the hearts of many depict reality that many people could be deceived into thinking they are digital photographs.
The style of painting that Olumide has mastered is known as hyperrealism, a form of art that resembles a high-resolution photograph, focusing much on subtle details and the subjects.
This is a drawing. And a Nigerian – Oresegun Olumide – created it. I am flabberwhelmed and overghasted 😩😩😩 pic.twitter.com/lfTT31tZ8I
— Chidi Okereke (@Chydee) March 7, 2016
The 35-year-old artist who majored in Fine Art is a graduate of Yaba College of Technology.
His artwork has been described as breath taking, awesome, alluring, engrossing, amongst other positive reviews. On social media, Olumide’s popularity has surged in recent weeks, and he now boasts 37,1 thousand followers on Instagram, the platform he’s shared some of his paintings on.
Here are some of his paintings:
Olumide’s talent and determination can inspire budding artists who want to get into hyper-realistic painting.
Here’s a list of other African artists who use the hyper-realist style or elements.
- John Meyer, highly regarded as the leading figure in the hyper-realist movement in Southern Africa.
- Wakaba Anthony Mutheki a Kenyan artist who uses ultra/hyperrealism style. The talented artist has been called the “The African Van Gogh”.
- Deborah Poynton, a South African painter best known for her monumental, hyper-realistic, hyper-detailed portraits.
- Clavers Odhiambo self-taught Kenyan hyper-realistic artist.
- Peter Bonney a South African artist hyper realist landscape painter.
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