Who, Me?

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Art Works/Images © Eun K. Ju. I'm an illustrator in South Korea. You can contact me at: euniekj@gmail.com

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

My Submissions for the "Cities" Exhibition at Harrow Arts Centre

I will be submitting these works to the Harrow Arts Centre.
I'm participating in the "CITIES" Exhibition with guest artists and also with talented artists from the ifreecans crew.

I lived in 3 different cities/countries, so I've decided to capture my experience and my views on my environment/surrounding at the time.

Title: The Crowd (Tokyo, Japan)
August 2010
Acrylic on Canvas
I was born and brought up in Tokyo, Japan. I remember how densely populated Tokyo was. When I was a child, I felt scared and lost to walk in the streets alone. From my point of view as a child, I felt like I was an invisible outsider from another planet.

Title: Variety (New York, USA)
August 2010
Acrylic on Canvas
After spending my childhood in Tokyo, I moved to New York and lived there for 8 years. The grey child in the middle is me, and I am surrounded by different people. In Japan, all I've met were Japanese people. I was surprised to meet people from different countries, all living in the same New York City. In New York, I struggled to find my own identity. I often asked myself, "Does the place of my birth define me? Or is it my nationality that labels who I am?"

Title: Beauty (Seoul, South Korea)
August 2010
Acrylic on Canvas
I visit South Korea on Holidays. Even though my nationality is Korean, I still don't understand the culture of Korea. My first impression of Seoul, South Korea is that everyone was obsessed with their outward appearances. I was so surprised that Korean people, especially the women, were obsessed with "Beauty" or being beautiful. When I see 50 year old women going on diet, I was confused about what the definition of "Beauty" is in Seoul. The tired woman in this painting represents how Korean women in the city must have felt, always being conscious of how others would look at them (there are eyes in the background).

Ernest Neto

Ernesto Neto exhibition

July 2010

That was really fun=)