Hyperreal Art That Will Blow Your Mind

Hyperreal Art That Will Blow Your Mind

This is not a photo of Sir Ian McKellen. It's a painting by a young Korean artist named Joongwon Jeong, and it's incredible.

A few years back, Jeong started making waves on the art scene with his incredibly real drawings and paintings. His work is truly remarkable.

Naver has photos of the artist's process, if you are curious how he works.

Hyperreal Art That Will Blow Your Mind

[Photo: Naver]

Hyperreal Art That Will Blow Your Mind

[Photo: Naver]

Hyperreal Art That Will Blow Your Mind

[Photo: Naver]

Hyperreal Art That Will Blow Your Mind

[Photo: Naver]

Hyperreal Art That Will Blow Your Mind

[Photo: Naver]

So, yeah, it's basically, draw a circle and then draw the owl.

Via tipster Sang, here are photos of Jeong's work, which range from classic to modern portraits, found on the artist's Facebook page.

Hyperreal Art That Will Blow Your Mind

[Photo: Joongwon Jeong [Facebook]]

Hyperreal Art That Will Blow Your Mind

[Photo: Joongwon Jeong [Facebook]]

Hyperreal Art That Will Blow Your Mind

[Photo: Joongwon Jeong [Facebook]]

Hyperreal Art That Will Blow Your Mind

[Photo: Joongwon Jeong [Facebook]]

Hyperreal Art That Will Blow Your Mind

[Photo: Joongwon Jeong [Facebook]] Damn, this guy is good.

Hyperreal Art That Will Blow Your Mind

[Photo: Joongwon Jeong [Facebook]] Top photo: Naver


Comments

    That's incredible. He's drawing pores, sweat, everything. Just amazing.

    Every time I see something like this... The technical ability is incredible, truly, but I feel like it kind of misses the point of what art should be about.

    OTOH I'm aware that's somewhat narrow minded both in the sense that art means different things to different people and in the sense that, although realism is the goal, since experience of reality is subjective and different details will seem different to other people, it is still to some extent a reflection of the artist's particular view... But one can have a point of view while also being aware that it's a limited perspective ;)

      I would love all modern artists to prove they can do the above before they go abstract.

      Same for me, I appreciate the incredible amount of work and skill involved, but when it is taken from a photograph and effectively recreated as a 'manual' enlargement, it doesn't do much for me other than being truly humbled by the work involved.
      As an image in itself, a blowup of the original photo looks, well, the same.
      I'd love to see some work painted like this from a live sitting, or taking the photos to a different place.
      I know and understand the photo-realist movement, but as 'art' goes, it doesn't really move me.

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