- Chinese artist Leng Jun is known for his lifelike artwork that looks more like photographs than paintings.
- Because of his amazing skill, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Birmingham City University.
- In 2017, Jun performed a live painting demonstration in the Wright Gallery on the Texas A&M University campus.
Leng Jun is best known for his hyperrealistic paintings and drawings. He is born in 1963 in Sichuan. He graduated from the fine arts department at the Hankou Branch of Wuhan Normal College in 1984 and currently lives and works in Beijing.
The influential Chinese contemporary artist produces paintings in incredible detail which are best appreciated up close or with a magnifying glass. His work has been recognized not only in China but also in many parts of the world.
Birmingham City University awarded Leng Jun an honorary doctorate last year.
A spokesman for the university was quoted as saying:
“His artistic process relies entirely on sketching, rather than photographs, ensuring that every work is vivid and intriguing in its visual effect, capturing the minutest details.”
Leng’s style has been described as “paintings that are beyond limits” by scholars because his artistry exceeded the expression of oil paint material.
Leng quoted Confucius to explain his art, “Let the will be set on the path of duty. Let every attainment of what is good be firmly grasped. Let perfect virtue be emulated. Let relaxation and enjoyment be found in the arts.”
Back in 2017, Jun performed a live painting demonstration in front of an audience in the Wright Gallery on the Texas A&M University campus. He created a portrait of visualization major Bailee Wilson that took him nine hours to finish.
Associate professor Yu Xiao, who sponsored Leng’s visit, said she wanted students to experience how a masterpiece is made live. She shared that Leng is so accurate with every stroke.
Here’s What The 7 Wonders Of The Ancient World Looked Like In Their Prime
Find out why they were considered true wonders of the world back in the day!
These days, a tourist attraction could be anything from a theme park with several fun rides to a crop of flashy casinos in the middle of the desert. However, things were a lot different in ancient times. Back in the day, people were drawn to the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World because of their beauty and amazing size.
Rainwater Collection Installation Dazzles Like A Chandelier
This look straight out of a Disney movie!
People have tried to capture the beautiful yet mysterious way of nature through still images and recorded footage. But it would be best to witness how a natural phenomenon unfolds right before our very eyes.
Sculptor Creates Fantastic Cat Tree And The Kitten Absolutely Loves It
This magical indoor tree is perfect for any adventurous cat!
Cats may be notoriously difficult to please but one owner figured out an awesome way to make their beloved kitty happy. They commissioned a sculptor to create a fake indoor tree that the kitten can climb to its heart's content. Not surprisingly, the real master of the house approves.