Course Description

This interdisciplinary fine arts course results in the development of a body of work around contemporary art topics. Research, concept development and studio practice will combine to broaden your skills and ideas. Stimulating assignments together with experimentation promote analysis and understanding of contemporary art ideas, world cultures and historical periods, and other areas of visual information. Studio production and the communication of concepts visually, verbally and in written form will be combined in this thought-provoking course

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Seoul The Ghetto Series

 These watercolor paintings are my personal project. Since I learned watercolor first when I started painting, Im very familiar with using watercolor. I wanted to paint some townscapes so I choose Seoul especially poor area of the city which is where I am from. Now, Seoul is one of the largest and metropolis cities in the world. It is also the main capital of Asian pop culture too. Most place of Seoul is very fancy but, in the reverse side of the fanciness, there are several poor places and some of them are extremely bad. I am from one of the poor place. I remember when I was very young; I and my family were living in small hillside village. I was too young to remember every single memories but I still can feel the atmosphere of the place and the smell of the air when Im alone and think about it. After my whole family moved to Canada, I had not been there but, last summer, I went to Korea and visited that village. It changed pretty much but I felt very warm there. For sure, a lot of fancy and beautiful places of Seoul are cool too, however; I dont think I can like there more than where Im from. And I would enjoy to paint these place for a long time.    


  1. These are very beautiful watercolors that have an almost ghost like feel to them. The paintings without figures in them are the most eerie and I like the tone that they emit. Very good watercolor technique.

  2. I agree with Anne, your technique is very nice and you have a nice way of composing. Your color palette works well for your purpose of this series- it's a good mixture of warm and cool colors which makes me feel like you have a connection to this place.

  3. You work very well with this material. I stopped by your studio and saw the chicken watercolors. They were lovely!