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Artist KwangHo Shin Captures the Complexity of Human Emotions

By: Meghan Young - Published: Jun 11, 2013 • References: behance.net and beautifuldecay
There is a creepy quality to the work of KwangHo Shin, an artist based in Seoul, South Korea, that is nevertheless hard to not appreciate. A mixed media artform revolving around oil paints and charcoal, KwangHo Shin creates faceless portraits that are full of dark colors. At once beautiful and menacing, the style allows viewers to project their own faces, or perhaps the faces of people they know, onto them.

Capturing the complexity of human emotion, KwangHo Shin's work is thought-provoking. As is written on his Behance page, "The 'complexity' is a kind of action which is come by completely absorbing and assimilating with the artworks while he holds the brush in a brief, and from the moment that the colors arrive on the screen, and the shape is built, the fear of blank space is collapsed, and his inner side’s fear and the ecstasy from the fear coincide."