Striking Melancholic Portraits By Sungsoo Kim
- Charmaine Li
South Korean artist Sungsoo Kim painted striking images portraying human subjects with a deep sadness. Painted in pale colors and muted tones, the subjects appear to be exhausted, lifeless and indifferent to their surroundings. What really stands out about each piece is the manner in which Kim depicts the subject’s eyes – they seem to be filled to the brim with tears and express a stark melancholy. Born in Busan, the artist now lives and works in Seoul.
All images © Sungsoo Kim