Young-Sung Kim is a Korean Artist. Born in Seoul Korea 1973. 1997 Graduated from the Department of Painting, Fine Arts College, Hongik University. Artists who have 209k followers on their Instagram accounts have extraordinary talent and skills. His Super Hyperrealistic oil paintings are truly amazing and well-known throughout the world. His paintings are really very similar to the original even we really would be difficult to distinguish where Kim's paintings and where the original photo when compared. Your eyes will open wide without blinking!
In an economically driven world where we are conditioned to unconsciously place value at what is truly priceless, Young Sung Kim visually criticizes the level at which we place "value" on objects both commercially and ethically. Kim uses contrasting subject matter to illustrate the difference between the living and the material, apparently as a society our ideas about how something is intrinsically valued are rooted in trade. This series expresses a modern society where lives are threatened and many things have disappeared due to the advanced development of material civilization. The coexistence of objects representing Life and Objects is displayed as part of a theatrical advertisement or work to analyze and describe the phenomenon carefully to express the destruction of modern society and the nihilism of modern society and to express the negligence of human life.
Kim has been working on his current series called ‘Nothing. Life. Object’ since 2006 and painted over 60 paintings. He says he works every day from 9 am to midnight but despite working over 14 hours a day it still takes Kim a year to finish some of his works – “I want them to be as realistic as humanly possible, it just takes me a very long time to be completely satisfied with a piece,” says Kim. Kim also mentions one painting – the frog on the bolts – took him about five years to finish.
Although we may have difficulty telling paintings from photographs, Kim believes they are not realistic enough: "If you enlarge a photo to observe it, you will realize it's not very realistic. Advanced technology with high speed and difficult to follow, but I aim to outperform a high definition monitor television or computer. This is a real challenge, but I hope to paint more detail than a QHD photo or monitor. To make a real picture in every detail, "Kim said.
Kim's paintings have been displayed in galleries all over the world and it is not surprising - extraordinary details make them more like photographs, not paintings.
See Kim’s amazing hyperrealistic paintings in the gallery below!