Posted by: bluesyemre | July 1, 2014

Hyperrealistic Art by Marcello Barenghi @BarenghiM #art #hyperrealisticart

Marcello Barenghi

  • Hello, I’m Marcello Barenghi, illustrator and graphic designer based in Milan (Italy), where I was born in 1969 and where I attended the Art School “Umberto Boccioni”, the School of Applied Arts “Arte e Messaggio” (Castello Sforzesco) and I graduated in Architecture from the Polytechnic University. As a child I show great artistic skills, when I was 9 years old I was impressed from the Leonardo’s Mona Lisa and I tried to reproduce it. The 70’s were the years of the markers, the superhero of Marvel and Japanese robots and my favorites were Spiderman, Gig and Mazinger. In the 80’s I discovered the colored pencils, but I immediately felt the need to find out a different technique that would allow me to cover large areas, shading and avoid the grainy look of colored pencils. Meanwhile, at school I started drawing from life using the blood-red pencil and I began learning the techniques of tempera, watercolors and clay modeling. Finally, in 1985, the discovery of the airbrush allowed me to improve the texture of my illustrations. In those years, I was fascinated by Derek Riggs, the legendary illustrator of the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden; for several years I worked on the figure of Eddie The Head and on my way to represent it. In the late ’80s, while attending the school “Art and message” in Milan, “I met” other artists who influenced my education. They are all extraordinary designers, for their technique and vision: Hajime Sorayama and his amazing chrome robot, Tanino Liberatore and his magnificent Ranxerox, the great Eleuteri Serpieri and his beautiful Druna, Richard Corben and Simon Bisley. At least, I must mention the style and the visual power of Tim Burton, author and director of unforgettable images, environments and architectures that are very close to my ideal beauty.

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