Hyperrealistic paintings of frogs, goldfish and snails resting on man-made objects by Korean artist Young-Sung Kim. Since the early 2000s, Young-Sung Kim has concentrated his exploration of life on small living creatures where they are forced to coexist with artificial objects in an economically-driven world rooted in commerce. The series explores a modern society where the lives of animals are constantly threatened and some have been driven to extinction due to the advanced development of material civilizations. The coexistence of life and object are shown as a form of advertisement or a theatrical piece to express the desolation our present society has brought as well as the nihilism of people.
Young-Sung Kim's works are available at Plus One Gallery.