Shin Kwang Ho (b. 1983) is one of Asia’s most sought-after young artists. known for his expressive painting style that is characterised by bold strokes of paint applied in a thick impasto, an arresting use of vivid, primary colours, and a particular focus on his subjects’ eyes. Influenced by German and Abstract Expressionism, Shin believes that realism captures only the likeness of the model, rather than their emotions or those of the artist. Deliberately disregarding precise form and harmonious colour, he uses distortion and exaggeration to express and extend the inner life of his subjects into external reality.
Shin Kwang Ho received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Keimyung University in Daegu, South Korea in 2009. His works have been exhibited in group and solo shows in Korea, Germany, Singapore and the USA. He currently lives and works in Seoul, South Korea.