Could someone please pinch me? Like. Is this actually happening?
I know I tend to overreact when it comes down to amazing art, but come on, how can you not flip out when you see this kind of work! These hyperrealistic paintings by Kang Kang-hoon are insane. So incredible, they’re almost rude. How dare you Mr. Kang?!
The details, candid expressions, and the quirky way they’ve been named make these portraits a personal favorite and a crowd pleaser (the very first painting on the top is titled Modern Lady-Angry pregnant woman, if my mama was asian, she’d totally look like that).
I really like how these paintings showcase scenes from everyday life, nothing crazy, just a bunch of friendly dudes and gals doing funny faces, smoking pipes, and showing their happy grin to the world. Ah, don’t you love when an artist finds beauty in the mundane? So poetic. Perhaps I can find beauty in the mountain of dirty laundry that’s taking over my bedroom. Maybe not. Let’s leave that to the pros, k?
Images: Kang Kang-hoon