Abstract Paintings by KwangHo Shin

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Korean artist KwangHo Shin recently made a colorful splash in the art world when he mysteriously posted his portfolio online, and little else. The young artist is based out of Yeongdeok, South Korea and studied art at Keimyung University. His work primarily focuses on people and their emotions, portrayed largely through abstract strokes of paint. What often pops through his wildly moving colors, are his subject’s expressive eyes.

His paintings are large in size and typically stand over over 6 ft tall, using primarily oil and acrylic paints to bring them to reality. This year he will exhibit his works at the ArtRaum Berlin Gallery from July 12-28, 2013. Check out more of his work on his Behance and Facebook pages.

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Shawn Saleme

Shawn Saleme is a contributing writer for Visual News. A 4th generation San Franciscan, Shawn has developed an adventurous spirit that has taken him to over 55 countries. His degree in cultural anthropology shapes his perspective and thirst to socially experiment in a rapidly shifting planet. His work has been featured in the Seattle Times, The Globalist and the Daily Mail. Currently he is writing a book about the shared economy. Connect with him @shawnsaleme.

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  1. Junesays:

    Wow. I wonder if he’s been influenced by the fantastic Austraiian artist, Ben Quilty.

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