Is this real life? Artist creates amazing hyper realistic paintings

An artist has shunned people around the world with his hyper-realistic paintings that look like photos.

Young Sung Kim is a 43-year-old artist, originally from Korean and now living in New York, and first started painting 20 years ago as a fine art student.

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Young said: “I get my inspiration from nature and the city life around me.

“My favourite thing to paint at the moment is small animals.

“Everyone asks me if the picture is a photo.”

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Each painting takes between three and 10 months to make and sell for around £8,000.

He hopes one day he can have his own solo exhibition in an international major museum.

He said: “All I think about is art, I think Art is the best gift God has given me.

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“All my pieces of art are as precious as my children.”