The Korean artist Jee Young Lee created an elaborate installation in her studio, in Seoul, using everyday materials—plywood, paper cups, straws—and handmade props. The constructed landscapes are her interpretations of personal experiences, dreams, and Korean folk tales. Take a look: http://nyr.kr/QrERhB
Top: “Reaching for the Stars” Bottom: “I’ll Be Back” All photographs by Jee Young Lee
Art is a reflection of its era. With that in mind, it’s not surprising that, in the age of apps and emojis, Ukrainian artist Nastya Nudnik is using the vocabulary of social media to rebrand familiar images for a digital world.
Her collection, Emoji-nation, reimagines some of art history’s most celebrated works by adding symbols from our e-world — a move that challenges our conceptions of “traditional” art and makes museum masterpieces accessible to a wider audience. Nudnik’s four-part series doesn’t concentrate on a specific time period; it covers everything from Michelangelo to Degas to Magritte. However, for a 21st-century viewer, perhaps her most successful and moving interpretations are based on realist paintings by 20th-century American artist, Edward Hopper.