Hyperreal Art That Will Blow Your Mind

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This is not a photo of Sir Ian McKellen. It’s a painting by a young Korean artist named Joongwon Jeong, and it’s incredible.

A few years back, Jeong started making waves on the art scene with his incredibly real drawings and paintings. His work is truly remarkable.

Naver has photos of the artist’s process, if you are curious how he works.

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So, yeah, it’s basically, draw a circle and then draw the fucking owl.

Via tipster Sang, here are photos of Jeong’s work, which range from classic to modern portraits, found on the artist’s Facebook page.

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[Photo: Joongwon Jeong | Facebook]

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[Photo: Joongwon Jeong | Facebook]

Damn, this guy is good.

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[Photo: Joongwon Jeong | Facebook]

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I guess I don’t understand the point of painting a picture? I see all those blown-up heads at college sports games and they just come from Kinko’s, but they seem to express at least as much, know what I mean? I’d love to see this kind of technical ability in a painting of something purely original, or expressive. Man, do I sound like a dick? Are those kids on my lawn?!