by Ariadna Zierold
Hyung Koo Kang is a Korean contemporary painter best known for his hyper realistic portraits of iconic personalities from history. He graduated from the Painting department of Chungang University in Seoul, Korea.
Kang’s portraits of famous people such as Pablo Picasso, Audrey Hepburn are actually works of composite-realism rather than photo-realism. These works are created through the artist’s direct and indirect understanding of the character. Kang’s works exhibited several means of mixed medium with illusionary photo-realism, allowing the audience to interact with the artwork.