Posted by: Jo Briton
Wed, 22 Jul 2015
Apparently these are paintings – absolutely no way, its definitely a photo, I do not believe it is an actual painting, nope…
… But amazingly it is. These are incredibly hyper realistic depictions of exotic cacti blooming across enormous canvases.
Created by Korean artist Kwang-Ho Lee, the paintings measure up to 8 feet tall. The detailing is breath taking with hairy surfaces, feathery blossoms, and tiny bristles creating a texture to the paintings.
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.
I’m still struggling to believe they are paintings though!
Source: My Modern Met