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Incredibly Hyperrealistic Paintings Destroy the Limits Between the Living and the Lifeless

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Young-Sung Kim is a 48-year-old artist from Seoul, Korea, who uses his talents in order to create hyperrealistic paintings, which break all the lines that exist between what’s living and what’s material. He critiques the level at which we place “value” on objects both commercially and ethically. He wants to seriously judge the way our lives are threatened by the advanced development of materialization. This is why he combines nature’s creations and materials that humans created in an effort to show that these objects enslave and keep nature trapped instead of helping it thrive.

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A large green beetle.

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A beautiful goldfish trapped in inside a glass.

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It’s not rainwater, but ice water.

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Brown beetle.

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A snail entrapped on an ice cube.

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Frogs are supposed to live where objects like this aren’t available.

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It’s just asking for some more space.

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This series of paintings reveal human’s negligence and disinterest on life. Not only animal life, but also human life. You can see more of the artist’s work on his Instagram page or Saatchi Art.

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