Young-sung Kim is a Korean artist based in New York. He creates hyperrealistic paintings of both natural and urban subjects.
His work features both incredibly realistic animals and material goods, highlighting the contrast between life and the artificial constructs within it. Kim’s work critiques the way that we value life and material possessions by juxtaposing them in a hyperreal context.
Kim recently put the finishing touches on this magnificent painting of a photoreal Siamese fighting fish. Swimming in a glossy drinking glass, if it wasn’t ominously floating against a grey backdrop, this artwork would be indistinguishable from a photo.