Ever since I was scared to death as a young boy at an exhibition of Duane Hanson's lifelike figures I've had a keen interest in hyper realistic sculptures. Nothing like a good scare to spark lifelong flame of interest I suppose.
I recently found the work of British sculptor Jamie Salmon. With this larger-than-life hyper realistic figures he joins the nobel club of Sam Jinks, Ron Mueck and Carole Feuerman and the wonderfully twisted and disturbing Choi Xoo Ang.
Jamie Salmon is based in Vancouver and you can see more of his work on his website.