Inner universe, by Seungyea Park

       ”My works addresses the topic of ‘Monstrousness’ caused by fear in our inner world. Due to fear and horror being used as the most ‘universal’ and constant devices to maintain social systems as ‘injustice’, and consider them ‘enemies’.”
image           ”Put yourself in my head”, acrylic, pen on paper, 2013.

           These are Seungyea Park’s words, painter and drawer, born in Seoul Korea for describe her own work. After graduated high school, she moved to NY. USA and there she received BFA at Southampton Longisland Univ, and MA AT C.W.Post Longisland University. Also, after receiving degrees, she returned to South Korea and ever since, she had several groups and solo shows. Nowadays, she’s working at the National Art Studio of Korea.

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          “Shape memory effect theory”; Acrylic, pen on paper. 2013

          Seungyea mixes her own self-portraits and animals in an attempt to explore her inner monster. Darkness and loneliness can be noticed on her paintings and at the same time a taste of irony. An impressive fact is that most of her stuff are hand drawn with acrylic and pen on paper. She also works with installations.

Her description about her artworks goes on:

"While regarding tabooed beings deviating from us as monsters. We ourselves become freaks. Monsters are everywhere. At the moment the ‘I’ within me faces the ‘I’ outside of me, they try to avoid, conceal, and deny each other, considering the other a monster. (…)"
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image               ”Rushed Mind”; Acrylic, pen on paper, 2013.


Informations and pictures via spunkyzoe.blog.me/, Seungyea’s blog and from her profile on Saatchi Art

image                               ”Kerberos”

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Edgar Degas - Musicians in the Orchestra

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Edgar Degas - Musicians in the Orchestra

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Mafia portraits, by Letizia Battaglia

          Aiming selling her articles as a journalist, she started her journey as a photographer in the early 70’s when she realised that could be better if her articles and magazines were accompanied by pictures. That’s how the journey of Sicilian photojournalist Letizia Battaglia as the photographer starts.

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Battaglia was born in 1935 in Palermo, Italy, and over the years she reported the voracious internal war of the Mafia, sometimes even founding herself at the scene of five different murders in a single day. She also had a love/hate relationship to her home country and became involved in women’s issues and in environmental ones.

image        The triple murder of a prostitute and her clients, Palermo, 1982

          After spending a brief time in Milan where Letizia met her collaborator and partner Franco Zecchin (that together produced many of the most important images representing Sicily and the Mafia throughout the world), she returned to Sicily in 1974. Also, after relocating to Palermo and had regularly contributed to the daily L’Ora, she became the pictures editor until the newspaper was shut down in 1990.

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          She provides a textured and layered narrative of her country by alternating abrupt images of graphic violence, death and intimidation related with the Mafia with acute portraiture of women and children.

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          Besides, she was present in one of the most calamitous periods in contemporary Italian history, Anni di Piombo (- in english, The years of lead) on the front-line working as a photo-reporter. “[These were] eighteen years in which the ferocious Corleonesi mafia clan would claim the lives of governors, senior policemen, entire mafia families and, ultimately, two of Battaglia’s dearest friends: the anti-mafia judges Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino.” (Peter Jinks, The Observer, 4 March 2012)

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                          BREAKING THE CODE OF SILENCE:

Open Eye Gallery presents for the first time in the UK the intense work of Sicilian photographer and photojournalist Letizia Battaglia (born 1935 in Palermo, Italy). A large selection of her iconic black and white images will be presented at the gallery, guiding the viewer along a journey into one of the darkest periods in the post-war Italian history (…) The exhibition offers a unique opportunity to approach her genre-defining photographic practice (often linked to that of American ‘crime’ photographer Weegee) and reflect on the role of photography as an individual and collective means for taking action, bearing witness, providing evidence and documenting history…”

                                                               (via Open Eye Gallery site

More: http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/feb/20/letizia-battaglia-best-photograph-mafia

Letizia Battaglia: In Conversation (at Open Eye Gallery)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iQGhdmEXO4

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Detail of Hell from Garden of Earthly Delights - Hieronymus Bosch, c. 1500

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Detail of Hell from Garden of Earthly Delights - Hieronymus Bosch, c. 1500

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newsweek:

Few people know that literary titan Jorge Luis Borges had a sister, and even fewer that Leonor Fanny Borges Acevedo (1901–1998), better-known under the pseudonym Norah Borges, was an acclaimed artist in her own right, who emerged in the 1920s as one of the female pioneers of modern art. (In many regards, Norah was to Jorge Luis what the acclaimed Bloomsbury artist Vanessa Bell was to her sister, Virginia Woolf.)
During her lifetime, Borges illustrated close to eighty books, including some of her brother’s, in addition to editorial illustrations for a number of avant-garde magazines belonging to ultraísmo — the first major avant-garde movement in Spain, comprising an eclectic group of writers and artists influenced by Italian futurism.
(MORE IMAGES: The Gorgeous Art of Norah Borges, Jorge Luis Borges’s Younger Sister | Brain Pickings)

newsweek:

Few people know that literary titan Jorge Luis Borges had a sister, and even fewer that Leonor Fanny Borges Acevedo (1901–1998), better-known under the pseudonym Norah Borges, was an acclaimed artist in her own right, who emerged in the 1920s as one of the female pioneers of modern art. (In many regards, Norah was to Jorge Luis what the acclaimed Bloomsbury artist Vanessa Bell was to her sister, Virginia Woolf.)

During her lifetime, Borges illustrated close to eighty books, including some of her brother’s, in addition to editorial illustrations for a number of avant-garde magazines belonging to ultraísmo — the first major avant-garde movement in Spain, comprising an eclectic group of writers and artists influenced by Italian futurism.

(MORE IMAGES: The Gorgeous Art of Norah Borges, Jorge Luis Borges’s Younger Sister | Brain Pickings)

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