‘Platform_monsant’ project is located at a small residential area in Aeweol, Jeju, where quiet communities are situated far away from the cities. This area in Jeju Island is still holding the original characteristic of the volcanic island which has had broad open space and native plants. In a statement about the project, the architects from Platform_a say: “Our goal was not to emphasize the architecture by landscape, but to highlight the landscape by architecture.”
Photography by Yoon Joonhawn
Kim Joon pulls from the cultural influence of the United States—steeped in commercialism, superficiality, artifice and fantasy. He frequently appropriates brands in his work, distorting them onto the surfaces he builds in his digital prints. The result is a strange look into a world where commercialism has destroyed life as is, leaving a wake of surreal textures and patterns.
Recently booked by Vogue Korea young artist Lee Sol burst his Instagram account in eye-killing colours of rendered classic sculptures froze still in a madness surreal dance. The vivid palette and high definition render makes his art stand out and captivate. Follow him now on @venusmansion
"Ceramicist Haejin Lee (Instagram) creates sculptures that seem to unravel before your eyes, ceramic forms that open and splay outwards to make vessels unusable and faces far more interesting. Utilizing minimal color Lee instead focuses on her shapeshifting creations, often incorporating human elements like eyes and mouths that sprout from the banded chaos."
“Take ‘Kiss’ Out” is a coffee cup lid designed by Korean designer Jang Woo-Seok. It features puckered lips and a nose – as much human face as a lid needs for a kiss. So smooch your cup first thing in the morning!Jang Woo-Seok is interested in graphic, industrial and furniture design. To him, the cup is a fun, yet functional design, a symbol of urban culture and fashion!
Using an X-acto knife and tweezers, Korean artist Yoo Hyun (Instagram) hand carves intricate cut-paper portraits that feature the likes of movie stars, world leaders, and musicians. Up close, Hyun’s pieces look like abstract designs, but from afar they read as photo-realistic depictions of his subjects. He achieves this by incorporating a zig-zag pattern into his compositions, where each line is specially cut to build a three dimensional-looking form.
This blood-orange land on oil canvases by Sea Hyun Lee is actually a mountains from the border between North ans South Korea. Union Gallery, what represents the author, describe the paintings as
Deeply personal works that reference Lee’s own sense of the past and its losses. Here, Lee tarries with two familiar ideas: nostalgia and utopia. But he avoids approaching either with mere simplicity or mere skepticism. Instead, his paintings are infused with a sophisticated sense of nostalgia, and a wry idea of utopia.