Juxtapoz // Sunday, December 09, 2012
Do- Ho Suh is a Korean born sculptor and installation artist who’s changed the way we think about space. Best known for his intricate sculptures that defy conventional notions of scale and site-specificity, Suh's work draws attention to the ways viewers occupy and inhabit public areas.
Street Art // Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Our friends at Molotow just sent us this video piece from ILoveGraffiti.de, a 5-minute interview with Hendrik "ECB" Beikirch's massive 300+ foot mural in Busan, Korea. The massive mural resides on the building of Busan‘s fisher union, and features a fisherman in his 60's, representing a changing of economics in the evolving city. The piece is being considered one of the largest murals in all of Asia. Watch the video after the jump. . .
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 31, 2012
I was born in Seoul, South Korea and came to the U.S. at the age of 3. After being raised in the forests of upstate New York I studied Fine Arts for 2 years at SUNY Albany. Then 1 year studying abroad at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea for a year. Then I started over at the Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.) where I received my bachelors in Illustration...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 09, 2012
We think we have expressed this sentiment on the site before, but we are huge fans of the work of Korean artist, Spunky Zoe. Her ballpoint and acrylic works just have this original vision to them, not to mention that they are created on large format paper. Fascinating work as always.
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.
Erotica // Thursday, August 23, 2012
Some brilliant minds in Korea have come up with their very own suggestive infomercial, on par with our nation's own Shake Weight. From the video's Youtube description: "From Korea, for those who like to ride horses in front of their TV and in the comfort of their own home. For all family members, this home mechanical equestrian system will meet all the family's needs. It helps to 'fitness' you up! And reach health goals! Live longer for now! Be your Ace Power!!"
Juxtapoz // Friday, August 17, 2012
Who says the news is boring? Korean artist Yun-Woo Choi creates amazingly complex, motion-filled sculptures out of old newspapers and magazines, taking new meaning of the concept of recycling. Something about the news and information, and the way we process it, being turned into a massive, fluid, complex movement is quite a statement.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 12, 2012
Fantastic, intense works by Korea sculpture artist, Chun Sung-Myung. The faces are of his own, and the photorealistic quality makes them even more eerie to stare at. We did a bit of looking around the web to see what everyone was saying about the work, and we heard a lot of Aphex Twin references. We say ... good call.
Erotica // Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Hyunjin Lee is an illustrator, painter and digital artist based in Seoul, Korea, where the artist has already had three solo exhibitions. Lee has also participated in numerous group exhibitions and art fairs in China, Japan and Taiwán. With both subtle and colorful pieces, mixed with eroticism and innocence, we love Lee's explanation for the work: "I do not do this for world peace. It is a job for miss world. Just enjoy my little stories in every piece." World peace would be way too much to ask.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, July 08, 2012
We love the flat, white, realistic paintings of Korean-painter, Kwon Kyung-yup. Each female painted has an isolated, frozen glance, which makes them to appear to almost be facades in a dream. The detail in which the painter uses the color white is quite stunning.