Seoul’s Arario Gallery is already known around the globe as one of Korea’s most successful commercial galleries. Earlier this month, it has reached a new benchmark, transforming a former office building in Seoul into the Arario Museum in Space. The new museum will create an innovative arts space for introducing both Korean and International contemporary artists to the Korean art world and public... More
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The Singapore Art Museum talks with hyperrealist painter, Hyung Koo Kang, whose oversized portraits have helped to define contemporary art in South Korea. Kang is known for extremely photorealistic self-portraits with eyes that seem to haunt the viewer, as well as paintings of art and culture celebrities such as Andy Warhol, Vincent Van Gogh and Picasso. Each portrait is painted with heightened realism, revealing a layer beyond just reality, and a hint at the soul that lies beneath. Although many of his subjects are recognizable, his intense portraits are inspired by hundreds of reference photos, rather than a direct translation of one image. View artist's page