One to Watch: KwangHo Shin

Each week, we showcase an emerging artist from around the world who is already garnering attention for their work. Taking inspiration from the Saatchi Gallery’s 25-year history of discovering new talent, ‘One To Watch’ presents some of the most exciting artists on Saatchi Online helping collectors to identify strong emerging talent.

This week’s One to Watch featured artist is KwangHo Shin.

KwangHo Shin is a graduate in fine art from Keimyung University in South Korea. This young, emerging artist based in Seoul is rapidly becoming known around the world for his portraits of people, characterised by a particular focus on his subjects’ eyes. With arresting colors and abstract paint strokes, he uses oil and acrylic to create his stunning portraits which range in size and price, starting at $320. This year he is already scheduled to have 5 exhibitions so our advice would be to strike now and invest in an art star of the future.

Discover the works of KwangHo Shin

KwangHo Shin in his studio:

Examples of Kwang Ho Shin’s artworks available on Saatchi Online:

“[68] untitled” ($950)

“[20] Untitled”  ($4,900)

Check out all the works in KwangHo Shin’s Saatchi Online portfolio.



  1. How will be the KwangHo Shin’s work when he stop being a young emerging artist?
    The work is just amazing! He is one more proof that the painting is alive and constantly regenerates itself. In KwangHo Shin’s painting I admire his capacity to work in a remarkable way between the accurate and inaccurate. Hide / unhide seems to be the ongoing task to reach the equilibrium point, such as a acrobat, without falling into the obvious or fashion effects. It is a work that grabs us. Moreover the color is excellently worked.
    Congratulations and lots of success!

  2. salkis re art says:

    Oh woooooow this is amazing work, so inspiring to see this, the colors and textures and how emotional the eyes look, outstanding…..

  3. Amazing portraits I didn’t realise how large they are when I checked out your home page. The size of your work really makes them incredible. Your awesome I have one of your works on my favourites list.

  4. Πολύ εκφραστικά αλλά ως προς τις εικαστικές αναζητήσεις περιορισμένα….

  5. Elena Lizardo says:

    Wow the most beautiful art I have seen in my entire life!

  6. dw says:

    Jenny Saville could very well be a major influence on this artist’s formidable work!


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