South Korean artist Kim Hyun-Jung breaks the media's stereotype of traditional Korean women by painting her portraits with a more modern day and honest approach. She isn't afraid to paint against what society suggests as "acceptable" Confucius behavior, instead she portrays her own personal pleasures. "So now I introduce my works as the Korean genre painting of the 21st century." -Kim Hyun-Jung
Lu Cong is widely known for her beautiful oil portraiture series, especially on Empty Kingdom. We've featured Lu numerous times within the past few years. This time around, we're pleased to share with you her watercolor series mixed with ink and graphite that's printed on cotton rag paper. Visit her website to view and purchase her fascinating prints.