Artist Paints a Girl and Her Giant Chihuahua

Talk to any dog-lover and they’ll tell you that man’s best friend has the personality to match their big hearts and Jeong Woojae strives to illustrate this through his ongoing series of whimsical oil paintings depicting a girl and her giant Chihuahua. By exaggerating the scale of this specific small breed of dog, the Korean artist hopes to display the complementary relationship and equal exchange of comfort, friendship, and loyalty between pet and owner. From the backdrop of actual places in Seoul anchoring the fictional subjects to reality to the girl representing Woojae’s own anxiety-filled adolescence, every single aspect of the hyperrealistic paintings symbolizes a deeper meaning and introspection to the artist’s own thoughts.

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