I AM BAGEL

  One could compare the gentrification of low-laying neighbourhoods like Samcheongdong to the zombification of a populous, eager to sell their souls for the hip young generation to drop by and spend their - or their parent's - hard earned moneys. In this destruction of the local to the infection of syphoning cash, one store owner... Continue Reading →

Rock Scissors Paper

  The Eternal Struggle   The title and theme evoke the childhood wonder and simplicity found in a game that distills the complex struggles of the world into a 'this beats that' triumvirate. The playfulness of the theme pervaded the work, from the haunting to the light hearted. Thirteen artists put forward their contributions towards... Continue Reading →

Exhibit Review – Beyond Impressionism

Beyond Impressionism Masterpieces from the Musée d' Orsay May 3 - August 31, 2014 National Museum of Korea The approach to the National Museum of Korea is currently guarded by a 50ft tall lady holding a parasol. Her flowing gown mocks the visitors who traverse the vast grounds as they swim through the muggy Seoul air.... Continue Reading →

A House Fit for (the Portrait of) a King

If you visit the perfected state, Jeonju, one of the places you are likely to visit is Gyeonggijeon, a palace shrine built for, not a king, but his portrait. More specifically, it was built for King Tae-jo's portrait, the founder of the late Joseon Dynasty. Tae-jo, not his portrait. His portrait didn't found anything. Just... Continue Reading →

A Quick Trip to Jeonju (2014)

It's been a while since Jihye and I traveled around, so in February, while she had a break between school years, we decided to visit Jeonju. Why Jeonju? My number one reason was hanji. Beautiful, beautiful hanji. That's mulberry bark paper, the traditional paper used in Korea, for those not in the know. Oh, and... Continue Reading →

A Week of Goblins Past (2014)

One of the first pleasant surprises of 2014 was my discovery of Goblin Week. What is Goblin Week you ask? It's a week for drawing goblins of course! It was started by one of my favourite web comic artists, Evan Dahm of Rice Boy fame. He's currently working on a story called Vattu. Seriously, go... Continue Reading →

Engram – Stumbling Across Jeong Ui-Ji

Everyday, as we walk down the streets and live our lives, we form and reinforce memories of time, place, and things. A familiar scent can recall distant memories of childhood, or a song in a foreign land can make us think of our distant friends and family. Sometimes these memories feel locked deep, just waiting... Continue Reading →

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