Korean artist Young-Sung Kim was born in Seoul in 1973 and graduated from Department of Painting, College of Fine Art, Hongik University.
Through his paintings, Young Sung Kim visually critiques the level at which we place “value” on objects both commercially and ethically. Kim uses contrasting subject matter to illustrate the distinction between the living and the material. It seems that as a society our ideas of how something is valued are intrinsically rooted in commerce. Kim seeks for the viewer to question the meaning and “value” of living creatures in our modern society.
Artist concentrates his exploration of life on small creatures such as snails, frogs, and goldfish. He paints these species resting on man-made objects such as cutlery and glassware. Stay up to date with his work by following him on Twitter.
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Johnson Tsang is a sculptor based in Hong Kong who focuses on ceramics, stainless steel sculptures and public art project.
Tsang has said that he tries to express human nature in his artwork, and to do so he employs realist sculptural techniques complemented by surrealist imaginations. He also integrates two elements, “human beings” and “objects,” into creative themes.
Tsang is known for his masterful creations in porcelain, but also focuses on stainless steel sculptures and public artworks. He loves to capture the beauty of versatile splashes with his works. Tsang has received numerous awards, including The Secretary for Home Affairs’ Commendation from the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2009 for outstanding achievements in international art events.
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CLAIR DE LUNE
1. moonlight. Literal translation: “light of the moon”.
2. a pale, greyish-blue glaze applied to various kinds of Chinese porcelain.
Etymology: French, clair (light) + de (of) + lune (moon).
Alicja Zmyslowska is a pet photographer based in Poland that takes incredibly vibrant and lively portraits of dogs for a living.
These dogs have taken better pictures than I will ever take. And that’s the way it should be.