Young-sung Kim is a talented artist from Seul, South Korea, specializing in hyperrealism. His paintings mainly portray the high contrast between the natural world and the industrial society’s products, approached with a latent criticism.
Through his paintings, Young Sung Kim visually critiques the level at which we place “value” on objects both commercially and ethically. Kim uses contrasting subject matter to illustrate the distinction between the living and the material. It seems that as a society our ideas of how something is valued are intrinsically rooted in commerce. Kim seeks for the viewer to question the meaning and “value” of living creatures in our modern society.Young-sung Kim