An artist’s paintings of fish and other animals are so detailed they look just like the real thing
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An artist’s paintings of fish and other animals are so detailed they look just like the real thing

South Korean artist Young-sung Kim is taking the photorealism genre of art to new heights by generating art that is “more real than reality.” Young-sung Kim South Korean artist Young-sung Kim is taking the photo-realism genre of art to new heights by generating art that he says is “more real than reality.” Kim uses oil on canvas to create stunning and often mind-bending high-definition images of small animals such as fish, snails, lizards , and frogs. Kim, 46, says he spends 12 hours each day working on his masterpieces, which typically take anywhere from three to 10 months to make and sell for anywhere between $20,000 and $100,000. You can see more of Kim’s work at Waterfall Mansion in New York City, Plus One Gallery in London, UK, and The Studio in South Korea, or on his Facebook and Instagram pages. Photo-realistic art is not a new phenomenon, with artists like Chuck Close and Gottfried Helnwein creating portraits that look more like glossy prints than paintings on canvas. But South Korean artist Young-sung Kim is taking the genre to new heights by generating art that he says is “more real than reality.” Kim uses oil on canvas to create […]

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