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Dongurami (Circle) Collection

Title: Dongurami (Circle) Collection

Size: 20x30cm each x 35ea

Acrylic paint on primed paper

1. This work is about . . . exploring the relationship between humans and how they communicate and network with each other in the modern world. The piece is part of a series of 35 portraits. My work explores our position in the world, a world in which we are surrounded by so many technologies. My particular focus is on the link between technology and our relationships with family members and friends.

2. I made this work because . . . I attempt to reveal how people associate and communicate with each other and their environment. My work is also tied into my identity as a Korean female artist who has lived in exile in Ireland for the last 15 years, and I tend to express this condition within my art practice.

3. I hope when people see this work they will . . . experience how the images can communicate and link with each other within a series of 35 individual portraits. Furthermore, the viewer can reflect on issues of identity, and their position in the world.

4. In terms of art history, this work . . . is closely associated with the Minimalist art movement. This series displays Minimalist elements in its use of repetitive rows of portraits of individual Korean women, each of which is unique and carries its own character. There’s a juxtaposition of repetition and individuality.


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