Lesser-Known artworks from the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art treasures are on display to the audience in the exhibition “Hyper Realism: From Image to Reality”.
According to the public relations of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, the exhibition “Hyper Realism: From Image to Reality” is being held displaying 32 works from the treasures of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (showing ten artworks for the first time). This exhibition is devoted to a review of postmodern art. It is an attempt in line with the approach of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art to represent the treasured artworks in a research format.
This collection has rarely been publicly displayed in the last four decades and includes artworks created since the 60s and 70s decades. The artists paid attention to everyday life, pop culture, identity, etc. Although the perspective of hyper-realistic artworks is reduced only to the powerful technique of these artists, this exhibition tries to focus on the conceptual aspects of these works.
Richard McLean, John Salt, Don Eddy, Richard Estes, Ralph Goings, Mike Gorman, Chuck Close, Howard Kanowitz, Robert Cottingham, Malcolm Morley, Duane Hanson, and Jean Sabisky are some artists whose artworks are displayed to the public under the curatorship of Jamal Arabzadeh.
The statement of this exhibition states: “Hyperrealist art emerged in the early 1970s. However it was not recognized as a great movement, clearly emerged as a distinct trend. Obsessive come-back to the technique and lack of representation of the artist’s individuality in painting, which was criticized by the modernist perspective, became a special feature of hyperrealist art. not only The accurate representation of details in the hyperrealist artworks marks the origin of the image but also raises serious questions about the border between representation and visual reality. These cases reveal the need to reflect and review the works of these artists with a different perspective for a deeper understanding of this artistic trend.”
The exhibition “Hyper Realism: From Image to Reality” is hosted by the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art until June 25th.