Adventures of an American Seoul-Sister

Adventures and Observations of an American Seoul-Sister

Thursday, September 8, 2011


Here are some of my favorite pieces from 2011 ASYAAF: Asian Students and Young Artists Art Festival at Hongik University in Seoul.  It is, by far, the best student exhibition I have ever seen, filling three floors of the university's exhibition hall with incredible talent.  This is a small selection of the overwhelming number of great pieces on display.  Most of the artists are Korean.  A few are from other parts of Asia.  Some of the shots had the unavoidable glare of lights, but I hope that this doesn't distract too much from the essence of the pieces.  

Nearly life-size ceramic "Spiderman"

3D architectural model

Found object art

One of a collection of portraits of people with their hands.

Many picture tiles come together to form one large picture of orderly Seoul

Collage cityscape

Look for the little critters

Painted by a Korean Dead Head?

This is a very life-like painting.  Even in person it looked like a photograph.  I had to get really close to confirm that this was a hand-painted piece.

One of the best pieces--very detailed and accurate Korean setting
The next few pictures are really cool.  In these lenticular prints, one picture has two images.  Depending on the angle it is viewed from, it is either a scene from the Sistine Chapel or a military bunker.  It was difficult to photograph both views completely, so the images bleed together in the pics. 

Last Supper or Dance Party?

Reclaimed Fabric Art

Fabric Collage

1 comment:

  1. You've got a lot that I don't even remember seeing. There was too much in there! I really love the splatter/brush stroke window on the rooftops. I didn't see that one when we were there.