The artist Kang Kang Hoon paints hyperrealistic portraits that shy away from idealized images.
Kang Kang Hoon's hyperrealistic portraits are far from ordinary. At a first glance, the extreme attention to detail, where each physical trait is shown without eliminating unsightly details, is visually powerful, almost too real to be pleasing. But the true interest of his art lays in the elements he incorporates into the portraits.
Among the many unusual objects we can find paper grenades, water filled goggles, alcohol bottles and floating cigarettes. These misplaced elements add a layer of surreal symbolism that combined with the creative titles creates images that must be observed closely. Each character tells a specific story, transmitting his or her personality, ideas and emotional state.
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