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Kang Yong Kim Paints Prismatic Blocks in a Realistic Manner

By: Jason Soy - Published: Feb 16, 2012 • References: kimkangyong and robotmafia
Kang Yong Kim has depicted the same subject in his paintings for almost the entirety of his career, but fans can’t help coming back to his work and galleries won’t stop commissioning his creations. Kim illustrates colorful blocks piled upon, or seemingly collapsing, on one another in highly dramatic fashion. He renders these bricks with utmost attention to real world details like lighting and shadows, demonstrating his propensity for realism - even if it is for something simple.

Many critics have commented on the profoundness of Kang Yong Kim’s work, describing his images as portals to explore the spaces between reality and the imaginary, as well as other bizarre interpretations. Even if you can’t draw a deeper meaning from these images, you can still appreciate the technical craftsmanship required to produce each piece.