Don’t get fooled by these images; they are not photographs, but realistic-looking paintings made by a South Korean artist. The 46-year-old Young-sung Kim became viral thanks to his hyper-realistic oil paintings of fish swimming in glass bowls and cups.
The artist has been attracted to nature and the living creatures since he was a little boy, and thanks to his admiration his ongoing series called Nothing. Life. Object. was born.
“What is the meaning or value of living organisms in modern civilization?” Kim shared on Saatchi Art. “What is the meaning of living organisms to humans? They exist with us in the same environment, but they are always faced as food or decorative elements in a lower hierarchy.”
The artist had exhibitions all over the world, from Brisbane and New York to Seoul. He also shares his work on his Instagram account where he has attracted almost 200 thousand admirers.
Scroll down and take a look at his gallery below.