Famed hyperrealist artist created new portrait in Wright Gallery

Leng Jun

Jun will created a portrait of a live model in one day in the Wright Gallery.

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.

Eagle reporter Steve Kuhlmann filed an article about the event in the newspaper's April 4 edition.

Richard Nira

posted March 29, 2017