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Watch: Artist Leng Jun Creates Hyperrealistic Painting Of Texas A&M Student

April 12, 2017

This story by Richard Nira, Texas A&M University College of Architecture

One of the world’s foremost hyperrealist painters, Leng Jun, created a portrait of live model Bailee WIlson in a one-day, public painting session April 3 in the Texas A&M College of Architecture’s Wright Gallery.

Jun’s visit was hosted by Yu Xiao, associate professor of urban planning.

Viewers were invited to watch as Jun created the portrait in his signature style, a photograph-like rendering that includes minute fabric patterns, garment folds, the subtlest of shadows, and additional textures.

“In his paintings, you can observe the incredible precision of his paintbrush, which even captures the shadow cast by a sweater’s thread on his subject’s skin,” wrote a contributor to Twisted Sifter, a popular culture site, about one of Jun’s pieces.

Jun, a professional artist and art instructor based in Wuhan, China, is a graduate of the Department of Fine Arts at the Hankou Branch of Wuhan Normal College.

Renowned Hyperrealist Artist To Create New Piece In Wright Gallery


This story by Richard Nira was originally posted on ArchOne

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