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This Painter's Work Is So Realistic, Even He Mistakes It For Digital Photography

This Painter's Work Is So Realistic, Even He Mistakes It For Digital Photography image

This Painter's Work Is So Realistic, Even He Mistakes It For Digital Photography

Kim Young-sung's paintings are so realistic, he actually once mistook his original reference photo for a final painting.

The South Korean artist was supposed to email his work to a publication and he legitimately couldn't tell which file was the digital photo and which was the painting.

While you might expect other people to have this problem, the mistake speaks volumes about Young-sung's work if even he is confused.

Young-sung was trained in Seoul at the College of Fine Art of Hongik University, a well-known art school. His parent were original against his dream of attending art school. But after he failed to be productive in other subjects and began getting into fights, they softened.

"My parents realized that I wasn't just protesting and that I just can't live without painting," he explains.

Young-sung works from digital photos that he takes himself. This kind of painting required intense focus and discipline. Progress moves slowly. Even working 12 hour days, Young-sung has only been able to complete about six paintings per year.

"Even though I work from 9 in the morning till midnight, it takes a year for me to finish some paintings," he says. As I want to paint as realistically as possible, it just takes forever to complete a piece that I am satisfied with."

Follow his work on Instagram.

Via Yonhap News

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