Thomas Thijssen
Hyper realism Art

 
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Meet The Artist

Hyper-realistic art: this is the essence of the work of Thomas Thijssen. This award-winning artist uses various techniques: drawing with charcoal, painting with oil paint, photography and tattooing. With his pencil, brush or needle he manages to capture a person’s soul and portrays it lifelike. At first sight, people often mistake his portrait drawings for a photo.

 

Feel free to send me an email: thomasthijssen@gmail.com

 
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Ronald Koeman

Making a new portrait of a face that is familiar for so many people: this sounded like a nice challenge to Thomas. He participated in the Dutch TV program Sterren op het Doek (Stars on Canvas), in which three artists portray a famous Dutchman. He made a hyper-realistic portrait of former professional football player and football coach Ronald Koeman.

 

 

Artworks

As an artist, Thomas aims to capture a person's soul and portray it in a hyper-realistic way. He made his first works of art with charcoal. Thomas is an autodidact and likes to keep developing new techniques. In addition to charcoal, he has discovered the magic of oil paint, with which he can play with color.

 

To make portraits as lifelike as possible, Thomas spends hours drawing or painting. In this way he can completely lose himself, for instance in making the structure of the skin: "Then I really get into a flow, that's so wonderful!" Art is a way for Thomas to tell a story and to amaze his audience. In addition, he uses magical realism in his work, for example in the portrait 'The Butterfly Girl'.

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Art with ink

Thomas is an artist. Whether he works with charcoal, oil paint or ink: it is always a game of light and dark. As a tattoo artist he works at his premium tattoo studio in the center of Amersfoort (the Netherlands). For every customer he makes a personal design, using his strength: hyperrealism

 

 

Photography

Making a new portrait of a face that is familiar for so many people: this sounded like a nice challenge to Thomas. He participated in the Dutch TV program Sterren op het Doek (Stars on Canvas), in which three artists portray a famous Dutchman. He made a hyper-realistic portrait of former professional football player and football coach Ronald Koeman.

 

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