Seungyea Park

Seungyea Park aka Spunky Zoe is an artist based out of Seoul, South Korea who creates large scaled drawings with ballpoint pens. Her self-portraits are representations of her inner and outer demons. Park was originally featured on Empty Kingdom back in October 2011.

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Bang Sang Ho

Bang Sang Ho is a South Korean illustrator & graphic designer who presents us a very colorful journey among the distant stars at a state of psychedelic mind fuzz. Be sure to follow his instagram to experience his latest wanderings.

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Kim Hyun-Jung

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…

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Dani Soon

Dani Soon was born in a small remote town in Korea in 1991. Living in such a remote town meant there was not much to do, so books and drawing became her biggest pastime enjoyment. Being at one with Mother Nature also allowed her imagination to run wild and the rustic environment had a critical…

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Hansol Choi

Hansol Choi aka Rala is a South Korean photographer who’s beautiful use of saturated colors specifically within atmospheric negative spaces are reminiscent of classic pop paintings.

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Jiwoon Pak

South Korean artist Jiwoon Pak illustrates and captures intimate moments based around the beautiful outdoors. Her paintings recall a nostalgic and reminiscent atmosphere where daydream fantasies feel frozen in time.

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Bystander by June Lee

“Human beings cannot live alone; thus they form groups and societies. Ironically, however, this characteristic of human beings does not guarantee that individuals always form intimate ties with others.” –June Lee, South Korea

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Timothy Hyun-Soo Lee

Timothy Hyunsoo Lee is an emerging Korean-American artist working in Brooklyn, NY. Timothy’s works are inspired by themes of social stigma, identity, psychological disorders, and more recently, of spirituality and religion.

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Kyu-In Shim

South Korean digital artist/sculptor Kyu-In Shim forms and conceptualizes mannequin characters in a very otherworldly manner. Throughout his work, he creates beautiful themes revolving around pain, depravity, sorrow, and discomposure. His first series entitled ‘Huk Huk’ originally has two Korean meanings, ‘black’ and the ‘sound of crying’ and the two series below are labeled the…

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“The Square” by Seokmin Ko

“The Square” is a metaphysical photographic series developed by Seoul-based Korean photographer Seokmin Ko. The artist portrays an existential approach of being one with you and your surroundings, addressing ideas of normalcy and identity.

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Nobody’s Daughter Hae-Won // 누구의 딸도 아닌 해원 ╳ Hong Sang-Soo

Prolific South Korean filmmaker Hong Sang-Soo (previously mentioned for his work THE DAY HE ARRIVES) is at it again with his latest feature entitled Nobody’s Daughter Hae-Won // 누구의 딸도 아닌 해원. His films may always comprise of the same story elements, but the overall sum of the parts reflect a refreshing approach to his…

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Myeongbeom Kim

Initially studying environmental sculpture at the University of Seoul, South Korea, Myeongbeom Kim made his way over to the states and obtained a masters in sculpture from The Art Institute of Chicago in 2008. I thought it was cool how his sculptures bring the surreal to life and am especially curious about the red liquid-dripping…

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