Offbeat Video

By Kirstie Sutheran 

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.

Pic from Caters News

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.”

Pic from Caters News

Each painting takes between three and 10 months to make with the smallest ones selling for around £8,000 up to £100,000 for his largest works.

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.

Pic from Caters News

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

More of Young’s artwork can be found at