Joongwon Jeong, known under the nickname Charles, is a painter and illustrator based in Korea. His main specialty is hyperrealism. The term refers primarily to the independent art movement which occurred in the USA during the ‘70s and celebrated a genre of painting and sculpture where the goal is to create a piece of art resembling a high-resolution photograph.
Jeong draws inspiration from pieces of classical art such as Van Gogh’s self-portrait and the statue of Venus de Milo, and he paints them in a hyperreal manner. Jeong is also a freelance painting teacher, offering his services on his blog. This versatile young man is also an actor at the Seoul Shakespeare Company.
He usually shares his work on Instagram, where he has a growing community of around 10k followers who admire his amazing work. If you take a close look at some of his work, you can see how deeply he goes into detail.
Here are some of our favorite works by Jeong, we hope you enjoy them too!