Stray thoughts: hyperrealism by smile
Born in the United States in the early 1970s, hyperrealism would be, according to the French philosopher Jean Baudrillard, “the simulation of something that never really existed”. The name of the artistic current suggests to us an extrapolation of a part of the real and of which certain characteristics noted by the artists become somewhat “fictitious” within their creations.
Thus, photography proves to be a true source of inspiration for these painters and sculptors who seek to denounce in a significant way a truth which is important to them.
By seeking to hit the eye of the audience through their art, artists are trying a new approach to reality by combining a world that is both violent and chimerical.
It is through his exhibition “Stray Thoughts” that SMILE invites us to discover an imaginary world, fun and offbeat. Animals personified in superheroes, his artistic universe offers us an intersection between an imaginary overflowing and real close.
The perfect connection of Street-Art and graffiti allows the artist to awaken in us the idealism of our childhood: to give back to all (and all that would be likely to be), its ability to become a super-artist. hero, to accomplish any fantasy by resorting to all possibilities.
SMILE therefore refers us through his works, the truth that holds the child, the one that nothing is impossible if we, adults, still cultivate a little our imagination. As Jacques Salomé wrote: “The possible is just a little after the impossible.”
His 10 works, made with details and precision with spray paint, present colors and elements drawn from realism, to gently remind us of our childish candor.