Koo Kang, Hyung b.1954 / Self Portrait
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Kang Hyung Koo’s portraits are not merely dedicated to significant figures of art history, but are also intended to be a sensorial experience based on an enigmatic illusion balanced somewhere between Surrealism and Hyperrealism. Kang believes that Surrealism and Hyperrealism both deliver the same sensation by providing an illusion of reality and a sensorial misguidance through persuasive illustrations that simulate reality, and can both be the product of an improvisational automatism from the artist’s psyche.

Hyung Koo Kang (b.1954, Korea)

Self Portrait, 2010

Oil on canvas
300 x 690 cm.
118 1/8 x 271 5/8 in.
Arario Gallery, Seoul, Korea Current Location:
Hong Kong - S PaintingFar East


The Burning Gaze
Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
October 2011 - December 2011

Koo Kang, Hyung
Arario Gallery Beijing, China
December 2010 - January 2011


Eunju Park, Collector
Art Books (Book), November 2015, pp.330

Tan Boon Hui, Burning Desires: Hyper-Realisms and the Portraits of Hyung Koo Kang
Singapore Art Museum (Catalogue), 2011

Hwajung Choi, Hyung Koo Kang
Amario Gallery (Catalogue), 2010

Jungkwon Chin, The Punctum in Synthetic Realism
Korean Artist Project (Magazine), 2009
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