Joongwon Jeong describes himself as a hyperrealist painter and freelance illustrator who studied Design and Visual Communication at Hongik University of Art and Design in Seoul. The South Korean-based Jeong creates remarkable portraits that look like they are photographs. The artist also made a series of images where he turned famous busts into acrylic paintings.
His work has been exhibited in both national and international galleries. Eight years ago, he became an award-winning artist by receiving the Beaux-Art 2011 Art Award. Jeong also shares his work on his social media accounts, where you can see much more of his amazing talent.
On his personal website, the artist quotes a phrase from Aristotle: “Aristotle once said: ‘A corpse is repulsive, but the painting of a corpse can be beautiful.’ And I say, ‘Purulent acne is repulsive, but the painting of a pimple can be beautiful.’”
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