By Celia Liu
"All work no play makes jack a dull boy." It is Monday again and you are still lingering on your sweet weekend? Take a few minutes off from your work and enjoy artworks to lift your vibe. Art does not have to be serious and thought provoking all the time. This curation provides you with the most heart lightening artworks from our beloved artists. Here you will see what magic colours, shapes, lines and other visual elements can do to expand your mind and refresh your spirit. Enjoy and look forward to a fruitful week!
2018. 09. 17
By Bo ryung, Rhee
We keep drawing new lines. We draw lines between people. We follow the lines on the streets. We continue to draw the lines in the air or on paper until we meet our destination. Lines which could portray you or me and mountains or sea. Shaky lines; broken and reconnected lines; overlapping and erased lines; or strong as faith yet uncertain lines; corrected and redone lines. The lines artists draw reveal their worries and the meanings behind the lines in a solid form. Line itself is a track of life. What kinds of lines have they been drawing today living under the same sky? And what kinds of lines have you drawn today? I hope your life and the lines you have drawn will merge like a piece of painting
2018. 08. 10
By Sungyoul KIM
When an event occurs, it just passes in the first place. Its meaning happens only when you hug the event after experiencing similar events many times for a long time. Events are repeated and meanings are adjusted over time. You get closer to the event and you get to the nearest of the event when you hug it. The hug can be of tactile sensation as in <Obelisco> by Mattina Marcelo or <Winter> by Christine Graf, of light as in <Jeongdok in Spring 1505> by Jungho Lee, of memories spread on a plane as in <zad.suf> by David Ronce or <Washed Out> by Sunny Chyun.
2018. 07. 27
By Sungyoul KIM
One involves many inside and many can be reduced to one with the possibility of categorical violence. <Black & White> by Grégoire A. Meyer and <Hiraeth #3> by Henry Clayton tell us the multiplicity of an individual. The multiplicity or the text of an individual is formed in time with the surroundings or the context of the individual. <Wind> by Lazaro Hurtado, <Miseria e Nobiltà> by Gianpiero Casetta, and <Onions with a book, Sisley> by Anne Baudequin tell us how an individual changes in time to a different one. On the other hand, <Waves> and <Solo les aventajaba era un detalle diminuto> by Paloma Marquez tell us that many can be one but it can be a violence to an individual. <Panta rei II> by Richard Silvaggio shows us an individual crouching between being himself or herself and being others.
2018. 07. 17
By Jackie Kim
We touch or get touched in daily life. From the beginning to the end of the day, people start their days with touching something. Touch is not only an action but also a way to make a relationship; there is a certain aura and energy within touch. Whether it gives good or bad influence, by transferring ourselves energy, we feel each other and get involved with the society.
2018. 07. 06
By Billy Park
Daily moments are always close by, but they are gone by at the quickest flash. I come to realize how I’ve had countless ordinary times just as I think they are gone. My town, the market, the town seen from the mountain, moments with family, moments I want to remember… these stay with me briefly then fade away. Who might have taken those innumerous time and space? To gain a lot of things, how many do we have to lose? How fragile we are.
2018. 06. 20
By EunYoung Won
Do you remember the color wheel that you have encountered at least once during your school days? Complementary colors are the opposite pairs on the wheel. Including my favorite match-up, cool blue and punchy orange, all the pairings are dynamic and pleasing to human eyes when used together. Many artists use this simple but highly effective rule of color schemes when producing artworks in order to create visual and emotional balance, or the opposite - to provoke an unsettling chaos. The high contrast of complementary colors at full saturation creates a satisfying and vibrant look, whereas toned-down analogous colors deliver unity and stability. Let your eyes relax and travel through 30 carefully selected works. Feel the dynamic energy the colors exude in together!
2018. 06. 14
By Dohwa Jina Kim
I am who I am because of myself and despite myself. From the moment we enter this world, we are categorized into a certain identity. Artistic expression is the most candid and vulnerable form of self-expression, and in choosing these artworks I found myself slipping in and out of the various forms and subjects of the works. I was inspired by Kerry James Marshall’s work, wanting to highlight stories left unsaid.
2018. 06. 01
By Yerim Joo
Andrew Wyeth’s well-known painting, Christina’s World, gives a sense of nostalgic yet somewhat melancholic tone throughout the canvas. Having spent my childhood and some of my school years after I became an adult abroad, I feel myself relate to this painting – and what the painting conveys. These days the term nostalgia seems getting underestimated for so many reasons – with the world now changing faster than ever, there simply is no time to linger on the past but to move forward. What if we take a bit of time to appreciate what we had, enjoy the ‘nostalgic state of mind’ by looking through some of the art works?
2018. 05. 23
By Ann Lee
Does art reflect human, or human reflects art? This is the collection of different styles and genres of portrait but all exposing human fragility, sensitivity and emotions. The conflict between the rationality and desire makes us anxious. Under societal pressure and consciousness we easily lose direction. We crave affection of others, then become engulfed by jealousy and hurt. The sense of disorientation is unavoidable condition for us but still, there is strength within us to keep on living. These works are the traces of the tumultuous journey, tools to explore reveries and act as confessions of our lust. At least creating and appreciating arts offers us a breath of fresh air from reality and exit to freedom.
2018. 05. 11