Kwang Ho Lee's Exotic Plant Art Could be Mistaken for Photographs

By: Meghan Young - Jun 17, 2015
References: kukje.org & mymodernmet
The work of Kwang Ho Lee could easily be mistaken for photographs instead of the paintings they really are. Incredibly realistic, he manages to capture all the nuances of the different species of cacti he focuses on. Yet what makes Kwang Ho Lee's paintings even more impressive is the fact that they measure eight feet tall.

Full of vibrant colors and bristling textures, Kwang Ho Lee manages to bring a bit of desert life to people's city homes in a very convincing way. My Modern Met writes, "As one of South Korea's most eminent realist artists, Lee has exhibited his work prominently over the last 15 years. Many of his paintings are displayed in the nation's most prestigious art institutions, including the National Museum of Contemporary Art, the Seoul Museum of Art, and the Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art."