The Bilbao Fine Arts Museum shows the main trends of hyperrealistic sculpture until September.
The BBK Hall of Bilbao Fine Arts Museum is designed, right now, for generate many questions. The first: Is it reality? The second: How is that possible?... and up to 34 as the 34 works shown in the exhibition "Hyperrealistic Sculpture 1973-2016" which brings together the 26 main authors of the hyperrealist movement worldwide.
The selection of works - carried out by the curator Otto Letze with pieces from international collections through the mediation of the Institute for Cultural Exchange in Tubingen (Germany) - ranges from American pioneers as George Segal, Duane Hanson and John DeAndrea, to the international dissemination movement with the Spanish Juan Muñoz, Maurizio Cattelan, Ron Mueck, Sam Jinks and Patricia Piccinini or Canadian Evan Penny. It is also presented for the first time, the play "Lisa" by John DeAndrea. This is the first exhibition in Spain that shows the depth review of human figuration along the more than fifty years of existence of hyperrealism.
Modeling, cast, paint, resins, clays, waxes, fabrics, artificial hair, these materials allow hyperrealist artists an approach to the human body in a vivid and faithful manner but from different approaches, always trying to show something of the inner life of the figure.
The exhibition is segmented into different sections: "human Replicas", "Monochrome Sculptures", "Body Parts", "The game of dimensions" and "distorted Realities". With them, occurs a diversification of meanings and issues around the body from the body as mirror of the soul, to issues of identity and normality, the revision of social classes, movement and bodies in space, voyeurism, surrealism dreamlike, fragility and relativity of life.