Dynamic yet contemplative, exacting yet inexhaustibly versatile, J.C. Seo is a complex artist with a rare gift and a spectacular eye. Respected internationally for their mastery of romantic realism, his works are included in fine art collections and galleries throughout the United States and Canada, as well as in the National Museum in his native Korea.
His works have been commissioned by General Ray Davis for a depiction of General Douglas Mc Arthur leading troops during the Korean War, and The Holy Innocents High School in Atlanta, Georgia for the Alaskan Brown Bear that represents the school’s authority and foundation. General Ray Davis wrote “Mr. Seo’s great talent and artistic vision are vividly portrayed in his paintings”.
Influenced by 19th century masters like Anders Zorn, Julien Bastien Lepage and John Singer Sargent, he prefers to work on a warm palette, balancing passages of rich color with delicate grays. Through subtle color harmonies and lighting, J.C. Seo seeks to create a palpable sense of mood in each painting. His methods of application are steeped in tradition but at the same time quite contemporary. His paintings include Botanical Studies and classical close up paintings of local flowers, countryside, harbors, and wild life studies.
Today, Mr. Seo’s network of galleries, dealers, and publishing interests continue to grow worldwide. The evolution of the artist’s success has been born of hard work, discipline, and an unending passion to paint.