Simone Mulas

My name is Simone Mulas, I was born in Italy in 1990 and I am an Italian hyperrealist artist.

My parents, Maurizia and Marco, are both artists. I grew up in Bologna, in a creative atmosphere, where everything in our home was exciting and different from other peoples homes. I could not have imagined a life without art and color everywhere.

From the beginning, art seemed a natural part of life. My mother oil paintings – mysterious, semi-cubistic, and colorful – were hung on the walls. My father would be carving in the living room with wood chips all over the floor and his finished carved figures standing about like members of the family.

I consider myself a ‘self-taught’ artist. What does it mean?

I didn’t receive any formal education in the visual arts, I wasn’t following a curriculum, or being told exactly where and what to study, but I have been focusing my efforts on developing myself technically from different sources, like manuals, books, videos, workshops, informal online courses and a large dose of trial-and-error.


Works on Paper, Brick Lane Gallery, London.


I personally believe that bringing a simple blank sheet of no value to life is the most wonderful achievement.

In my opinion, what makes an an hyper-realistic artist is the ability to arouse emotions.

I don’t draw what I see, I draw what I want the viewer to perceive – just like a magician, who deceives his audience by showing just what he wants. Because in the end, magic is what I live for and what gets me up in the morning.