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Painted Passage and Heritage

Kwon, Kevin (2017) Painted Passage and Heritage. Masters thesis, Radford University.

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Korean folk art and traditions have been accented with bright vibrant colors that have created a mold for Korean culture. My work has been influenced aesthetically by both Korean folk art and my exposure to Western oil painting technique. The passage of a metaphorical journey from darkness to light is shown through the use of my colors. Each brush stroke created is coated with a vivid color. It is an external projection of how internally I am trying to find a piece of childhood memories from South Korea. Each contour line and form is the action of rewriting what I think is my memory, but recreated into a form that is living in the present day. There is a conflict, yet it does not feel vengeful, but more playful and euphoric. This painted contour represents the imaginary passages that create my ever-changing identity of being a Korean in America, a place where I have yet to adapt. If I could profess one attraction that is deeply engrained in me, it is my love of color.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: N Fine Arts > ND Painting
Divisions: Radford University > College of Visual and Performing Arts > Department of Art
Depositing User: Chan Joong Kwon
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2017 18:52
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2022 14:19
URI: http://wagner.radford.edu/id/eprint/343

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