Juxtapoz // Friday, May 31, 2013
South Korean-born artist Kimsooja has had a long, intense career full of installations, performances, photography, videos and site-specific project. This particular installation from 2006 is at the Palace de Cristal in Madrid. Exploiting the structure of the building while also leaving it intact, Kimsooja installed a mirror on the floor to multiply and unify the original architectural space. A translucent diffraction grating film also covers the glazed dome and wall of the crystal palace. Awesome.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 24, 2013
We are enjoying Seoul-based photographer Myoung Ho Lee's series of color photographs, entitled Tree. Lee photographs solitary trees framed against white canvas backdrops in the middle of natural landscapes. Installing the large canvases took a production crew and heavy cranes and much of the support system was removed in post, creating the illusion that the backdrop is floating.
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 22, 2013
We are enjoying the Buddhist-influenced mechanical sculptures of South-Korean artist Zang Zi Won this morning. "The natural human features of Wang's 'post-human' or 'post-person' sculptures with its serene and meditative expression are juxtaposed against the disjointed mechanical components...At the core of Want's works is the issue of decision making- the emotive human decisions against the coded and system judgments made by machines."
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 15, 2013
We are enjoying the metal and root sculptures of South Korean artist Sun-Hyuk Kim this morning. Kim received a master's degree in Sculpture from the University of Seoul in 2011.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 28, 2013
This morning we take a look at the paintings of South Korean artist Kwangho Shin. Shin studied Fine Art at Keimyung University and mainly uses Oil and Acrylic.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 19, 2013
We have posted the work of South Korean artist Do Ho Suh before, we loved his 23-foot tower of piggy-backed men in New Orleans. In this series of works the artist uses translucent nylon and stanless steel tubes to reconstruct replicas of homes he has lived in.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, August 26, 2012
Shin-Young recently creates portraits juxtaposing ordinary, routine tasks against a backdrop of current news articles featuring a variety of social, political and environmental issues and events.
Illustration // Friday, June 15, 2012
South Korean artist Hajin Bae is an illustrator, graphic designer and art director based in Seoul. Bae likes to illustrate lovely young women in full technicolor. Her most recent project has been a collaboration with fashion photographer Bryant Eslava entited "BryJin" - fusing Eslava's photographs with Bae's illustrations to produce animated fashion illustration gifs.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 02, 2012
Egene Koo is an illustrator based in Korea. Her beautifully detailed oil paintings are a unique fusion of nature, fashion, and portraiture, depicting richly colored wildlife in the same space as over-sized high heels and well-dressed models with wide-eyed cat and rabbit faces, an unusual combination of elements that is both dreamy and unsettling.