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Kang Hyungkoo

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Kang Hyungkoo

Born: 1955

Hometown: Korea

Lives and Works: Korea

 

Kang Hyung-koo's hyper-realistic portraits of famous people such as Vincent Van Gogh, Andy Warhol and Audrey Hepburn are actually works of composite-realism rather than photo-realism. Kang believes that simply reproducing and duplicating photographs diminishes the value of painting. Instead, the artist's hyper-realistic technique allows for delicate expressions that cannot be captured in a photograph, such as strands of hair and wrinkles. Through this detailed portrayal that is more real than what can be revealed through a photograph, the artist blows life into the canvas. Rather than dealing with the issue of the surface, the Kang's dramatic images psychologically overwhelm and stimulate the viewer through powerful colors and recurring visual distortions. His works are drenched with compassion for the strong willed figures who have fought through the hardships of life and history. The deep eyes of the subjects in Kang's portraits gracefully reveal their inner worlds and the trace of time they have lived through.

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Monroe

Kang Hyungkoo, South Korea

Painting

Price on request

Sophia Loren

Kang Hyungkoo, South Korea

Painting

Price on request

Super Man

Kang Hyungkoo, South Korea

Painting

Price on request

Audrey Monroe - Marilyn Hepburn

Kang Hyungkoo, South Korea

Painting

Price on request

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