Who needs a camera when your painting skills are better than photography? Korean artist Kang-hoon Kang creates large-scaled oil on canvas portraits that look way too real to be paintings- but they are. He doesn’t play it safe with flat, simple pictures, rather he shows glare and depth with a range of accessories on his subjects. With dynamic characters, each of his paintings invite the viewer to understand the person. Whether each person is being true to themselves or posing for his desired sentiment, each painting has a persona that begs the question, who am I?
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Born in Jinju, Korea, Kang received his BFA and MFA from Kyung Hee University. His paintings show a wide spectrum of unadulterated emotion. See more jaw-dropping hyper-realistic works by Kang-hoon Kang on his website. Hat tip to Redditor peanutbutterscotch.