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Striking Abstract Portraits that Eerily Express Human Emotions

Oil on canvas portrait by KwangHo Shin

Is a face still a face if its parts are obscured by masks of swirling colors? In his signature style of abstract portraits, South Korean painter KwangHo Shin uses color and curves to express human feelings. Though little more than a set of eyes is visible in each of his portraits, Shin is able to play with the way our eyes perceive the movement of colors to make us feel the emotions of his subjects. As you scroll through his work, notice the way each portrait seems to stare at you, revealing to your eyes its hidden nature.

Oil on canvas portrait by KwangHo Shin

Oil on canvas portrait by KwangHo Shin

Oil on canvas portrait by KwangHo Shin

Oil on canvas portrait by KwangHo Shin

Oil on canvas portrait by KwangHo Shin

Oil on canvas portrait by KwangHo Shin

For more of Shin’s work, visit him on Behance.

   
 
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