Is this the end of hyperrealism? - Tony Matelli
The sculpture of the 21st century seems to be dominated by hyper-realism. One of the masters of the trend is undoubtedly Tony Matelli, best known for his sculpture Sleepwalker, which aroused a lot of controversy in 2014. The figure of a sleepy man, dressed only in underwear, did not arouse enthusiasm after being set up in a female college.
What does the artist say about it?
'If you think that Sleepwalker offends or harasses someone - you need help and compassion'.
Tony Matelli does not fear the controversy and consistently continues his artistic path.
His newer works are kept in the same style.
In 2016, Tony Matelli's works turn more towards abstraction. Is this a sign of the end of hyperrealism?
Jesus, 2016, Painted aluminum and concrete, 64 x 22 x 25 "
36 x 24 x 24"