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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Gwon Osang: Korean Sculptor of Wierdness

It's strange where you can find new art. I was on a flight from Seoul to Jeju a few weeks ago when the airline's inflight magazine caught my eye. On the cover were 3 figures who looked like they were mentally disturbed.

It looked like the three monkeys, except this one was like think all evil, hear all evil, see half evil.

When I took a closer look, the figures looked like they were made up of separate pieces of photographs patched together. And only then I realised it was art.

It was wierd art. But nevertheless good art.

It looks like there's some gay action going on here.

Ok. This one is beyond wierd. Doesn't it just remind you of something crawling out of the TV? Like in The Ring?

Now, let me ask you. Do you still want a Korean girlfriend?

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Ah Beng Painting Again

I've never thought I'd be able to do this in a million years. But somehow I managed to whip up two paintings today.

I bought a huge piece of canvas a looong time ago. I had to tie it on top of the roof of my car to transport it home. After collecting algae, bacteria & mushrooms over that period of time, I finally painted something on it. I call this The First Circle. It's 4'x4'.

It may not look like much from far but upon closer inspection, I hope that you'll be able to appreciate the textured surface.

I like the other smaller piece (1.5'x1.5') as well but unfortunately it cracked cos I painted over another layer of painting. I'm still not sure what to call this one yet. Any ideas?

I'm excited now & will definitely be squeezing out more time (like squeezing for toothpaste) to do more of this!