Buttons, beads, and pins combined to make Cherry Blossoms

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Saturday 21 December 2013

Korean artist Ran Hwang is known for creating eye-catching circular and oval pieces of Cherry Blossoms entirely out of buttons, beads, and pins. To create an intricate work like this, she first creates an outline on the canvas. She then begins painstakingly pins the materials piece by piece until the serene and romantic scene is […]

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Seungchun Lim

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Wednesday 15 February 2012

Korean artist Seungchun Lim’s creepy sculptures capture a very distinct feeling of alienation, exclusion, and oppressive loneliness that seems endemic to our current global civilization.

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Hyperrealistic self-portrait by Hyung Koo Kang

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 13 December 2011

Korean contemporary artist Hyung Koo Kang is gaining prominence for his dramatic large-scale portraits of celebrities such as Andy Warhol, but his self-portraits are the ones that really get me. Viewed as snapshots of his artistic growth, it is hard to escape the irony that these self-portraits are also the result of a creative rut: […]

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Spunky Zoe

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Thursday 25 August 2011

Crap, Korean artist Spunky Zoe’s surreal, anatomically mashed-up images are unnerving but absolutely captivating.

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Incredible recycled tire sculptures by Yong Ho Ji

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By Michelle Wilding in New Art on Tuesday 16 August 2011

Phwoar! Can you believe Korean-born sculptor Yong Ho Ji creates incredibly detailed human, monster and animal figures using layers of purely recycled vehicle tyres? The detail perplexes me.

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Layered paper sculptures by Cheong-ah Hwang

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By Erin Waddell in New Art on Wednesday 2 February 2011

While most of us can successfully fold a paper airplane correctly, and a small percentage of overachievers can actually make an origami swan, Korean artist Cheong-ah Hwang is literally taking paper art to the next level.

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Ji Yong-Ho

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Thursday 23 September 2010

If you happen to be in Busan, Korea, go check out some of Ji Yong-Ho’s amazing animal sculptures made from old tires.

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Acquiring Signal by David Choong Lee

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By Gerry Mak in New Events on Thursday 19 August 2010

Korean-born, San Francisco-based artist David Choong Lee has an amazing show up at the LeBasse Projects in Los Angeles. The show features a wall installation of more that 400 pieces as well as sculptures and paintings that deal with urban life and youth culture.

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Body art by Kim Joon

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Trends on Tuesday 18 May 2010

Korean artist Kim Joon takes body art to a whole new level using his subjects as a creative, sprawling, slightly flawed (hey, we’re only human) canvas on which to create hi vibrant, colourful, and dynamic artworks.

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Minjae Lee

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By Zolton in New Illustration on Monday 12 April 2010

Nineteen year-old self-taught Korean artist Minjae Lee creates the most luminous, eye-popping illustrations. They are intricate yet surprisingly accessible, the daring splashes of messily-applied colour accentuating the strong lines that characterize her portrait work in particular.

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