2017 was a year full of reaching out and making friends, of self-discovery and expanding on breadth of my work. One of many good things that I was involved in was a call for entry to <Send Me Across The Sea>, an exhibit initiated by dear colleagues Diana Xu and Malisa Suchanya in San Francisco.
For last year's exhibit, I submitted a series of hanbok paintings -a series of ten beneath- that each told a unique story (or concept, should I say). This year I wanted to step up my game and deliver something with more intricacy and diverse sources.
The result was a series of eight, painted in watercolor and gouache, which you can see at the top. I believe they each carry narrative quality similar to that of myths/legends with a hint of pop culture. A small but big step towards putting out more Korean images out there!