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'Pen' painting exhibit shows they're not just for writing

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'Pen' painting exhibit shows they're not just for writing

Amid the bold and sharp pens created in oil, a glimpse of nature peeks through.

"Pens 3: Butterfly of Rebirth", one of Hong Kyoung-tack's most recent paintings in his "Pen" series, is eight meters (25 feet) in size and took a decade to complete. Provided by the gallery

Colorful and rhythmically flowing patterns of pens overload the surface of the smooth canvas in artist Hong Kyoung-tack's "Pen" series paintings that are shown at his solo exhibition "Full of Love" at Doosan Gallery in central Seoul.

The repetitive explosion of pens is densely compacted in "Pens 3: Butterfly of Rebirth" (2010), a painting that measures eight meters (25 feet) in size and took a decade to complete. It was first exhibited at Doosan Gallery New York in 2010, where Hong was an artist-in-residency, but there has been a slight change since then.

"The painting was simply named 'Pens 3' in the 2010 exhibition in New York", Hong said in an interview with the Korea JoongAng Daily at the gallery last week. "And I was planning to go with this title once again, but at the last moment, I changed my mind and added 'Butterfly of Rebirth'.?"

Amid the bold and sharp pens created in oil, a glimpse of nature peeks through in the form of flowers and butterflies. The flowers blossom in the middle as if eager to grasp attention with their vivid and glowing colors.

"Vivid color, various textures and glossy but also smooth surfaces can be found in my paintings", Hong said.

Within Hong's obsessive detailing of his subjects - pens, flowers and butterflies - a calculative structure can be found.

"The symmetrical structure gives a sense of authority and solemnity that I prefer in my paintings", Hong said.

While the massive "Pens 3" has missile-like pens shouting its grandiosity, "Full of Love" (2012) is light and bubbly, with a sense of humor.

"It was the first time I used only a few pens in a painting for this series", said Hong. "I wanted people to feel light and simply enjoy 'Full of Love'.?"

His decision to make a slight twist to his "Pen" series came all of a sudden when one of his friends told him about the origin of his favorite song, "All Is Full of Love" (1997) by Icelandic singer-songwriter Bjork.

"I heard from a friend one day that Bjork was haunted by her experience with a crazed man who tried to kill her", Hong said. "But rather than writing mean and nasty lyrics, she wrote a song that was about love, which triggered me to paint 'Full of Love'.?"

In the painting, a bear proposes to a skull while surrounded by hearts and pens. Viewers shouldn't have a hard time guessing whether the proposal was successful, but Hong offers a hint for those who struggle.

"For the painting, I drew a person's heart with a cupid's arrow piercing it. I even looked at autopsy books several times to be as realistic as possible", he said.

The exhibition runs through April 29. Admission is free. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends. The exhibition is closed on Mondays. Go to Jongno 5-ga Station, line No. 1, exit 1.

For more information, visit www.doosangallery.com or call (02) 708-5050.

By Shin Ji-ye Contributing writer

The TRUE Reason why Feminine K-Pop Idols Get maintain of More HATE Than Male K-Pop Idols

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The TRUE Reason why  Feminine K-Pop Idols Get maintain of More HATE Than Male K-Pop Idols

72 / -4 What do you mean there are just 300 bad comments out of 1000 on male idols hahaha. Female idol fans were givento prevent their stereotyping that fans of male idols are the ones hating on the female idols. They are searhing for sympathy for their artists by throwing wild accusations. We know that other fans of female idols are the ones hating on the female idols. hahahaha. They at all timescombat by posting posts concerning Idol crew A vs Idol neighborhood B.. I dont get them at all. Male fans in at the prevailing time and age solely start outsafe in positive sites with fans and now notanyplace else anymore

63 / -3 To be honest, I haven't any interest in female idols I have my attention on male idols, where do I have time to care about dissing female idols

Gong Seung Yeon and TWICE's Jungyeon's adorable toddler pics are revealed!

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Gong Seung Yeon and TWICE's Jungyeon's adorable  toddler pics are revealed!

For people whowere not aware, the 2 stars are related; it can bechallenging to fathom that they're indeed birds of the similar feather as they don't have an analogousultimatecall nor are they an identical in appearance or character. 

Gong Seung Yeon admitted, "People have no idea that we are related. Our mannerisms are different," whilst Jungyeon said, "Unnie is calm yetI am very playful." 

During the interview, the two's formative yearsfootage were also printed and take under consideration that they were lovely equally buttons! Jungyeon also visits her older sister's house so watch underto determine what happens! 

Spoiler 'Glamorous Temptation' Choi Kang-hee sheds tears in Joo Sang-wook's arms

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On the 36th episode of MBC's Monday Tuesday drama, "Glamorous Temptation", Jin Hyeong-woo (Joo Sang-wook) urged Sin Eun-soo (Choi Kang-hee) to pop out of Kang Seok-hyeon (Jeong Jin-yeong)'s spacefor the explanation that revenge was once about to complete.

Jin Hyeong-woo got hereto look Sin Eun-soo at her daughter Hong Mi-rae (Gal So-won)'s clinic room and said, "Whenever I am getting to think you may be sitting at the similar table and percentagea similar room with him, it makes me so mad".

He persevered on, "I know you've gota similar idea. You also know that, for me, you're more very important than revenge. Consider it. When Mi-rae wakes up, how are you going to supply an explanation for it to her that we broke up?"

Police officials come to the rescue of a little kid who had her finger severed

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Police officials come to the rescue of a little kid who had her finger severed

The damage had took placeat the morning of February 7, correct amongst the Lunar New Year round the corner. The Kwons' 8-year-old daughter was fidgeting with the deal with of a cloth cabinet at the Kwon circle of relativeshousesituated in Cheonan when the closing joint of her right hand ring finger by hook or by capacity of crookwere given severed.

The Kwons had straight away rushed to a within sighthealth center simply was redirected by the physician there to seek a distinctiveness clinic in Seoul. So the Kwons hit the street in a hurry once back save their little one girl. Unfortunately, because ofthe vacation traffic, they may were immobilized on the road.

That is when Choi and Kim got here to the Kwons's rescue, telling the householdto fulfill them at a relaxationprevent in Jukjeon-dong in ten minutes. Once either parties reached the point of rendezvous, everybody piled into the Choi's car and the officer became on his siren and slammed on the fuel pedal.

Netizens Collect The explanations Those Best K-Pop Idol Teams Are HATED On By way of Antis

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Netizens Collect  The explanations  Those  Best K-Pop Idol Teams Are HATED On By way of Antis

There are thousand of reasons on why every one idol or groups get hated and receive criticisms for. Ranging from small incidents on tv or posts on their SNS accounts, it kind of feels that netizens and anti-fans cant wait yetto discover reasons to hate on idols. But which may be the maximuminfamous reasons on why positive idols and groups won criticism?

Originally posted on Pann, netizens talk about the compilation of reasons on why every idol or groups acquired public scrutiny.

Im basing this post on how many of the ones hate posts had likes or dislikes on them. Also based totally IT on if they were given more grievance for what they have got done or received not up to what they've got done. I have simplestarranged the incidents that were the most controversial.

Spoiler 'Six Flying Dragons' Cheoksagwang leaves with the king

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Jeong Do-jeon (Kim Myeong-min) dethroned King Gongyang and enthroned Yi Seonggye (Cheon Ho-jin). Cheoksagwang stayed next to King Gongyang when he was once leaving the palace. Cheoksagwang made eye touch alongside Muhyul (Yoon Gyoon-sang) to mention farewell silently.

Muhyul recalled what Cheoksawang had told him before. Cheoksagwang had told him once, "I do no longer take any revenge. My dream is to head back to the time his highness become enthroned. My handiest wish is to leave with him quietly. I'dnow notharmany person unless someone would try to hurt us".

TWICE’s Tzuyu sends an effortless yet cheerful greeting for the Lunar New Year

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TWICE’s Tzuyu sends an effortless  yet cheerful greeting for the Lunar New Year

Considering the cruel few months following her flag controversy, lovers were relieved that the singer controlled to definitely face the New Year and left comments such as, “Tzuyu Fighting! Remain every bit strong! Smartlyat all timesstrengthen you,” “Tzuyu fighting.We love you so much” and more.

Simon D cries for the primary time on broadcast

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Simon D cries for the primary time on broadcast

After dining Choi Hyun Suk's pasta dish which used to beencouraged from his mother's galbitang, the rapper stated tearfully, "It's the flavor that makes me would like todevour alongside my mother." The tears came more freely when Simon D tasted the dish created by way of Hong Suk Chun, who had cooked up a variation of risotto out of the samgyetang in the beginning made by his mother. Simon D said, "I can truly taste the samgyetang. It is the first time I have cried on TV." 

23 Pictures Turn out That Idols Have Died Their Hair Each Color Of The Rainbow

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23 Pictures  Turn out That Idols Have Died Their Hair Each  Color Of The Rainbow

5kstocksShare on FacebookShare on Twitter K-Pop idols are known for dyeing their hair into any and all forms ofcolours that will also be imagined. From each and every color, there also areothersunglasses that idols take onsome greater than others. Here is a listing of idols that fulfill the rainbow of coloured hair in the K-Pop industry.

BONUS: Idols that cant make a selection one colour and just had to have it all EXOs Sehun, SHINEEs Key, Women Generations Hyoyeon

K-Pop Idols that Give a contribution to the Rainbow of Hair Colors!

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K-Pop Idols that Give a contribution to the Rainbow of Hair Colors!

5kstocksShare on FacebookShare on Twitter K-Pop idols are known for dyeing their hair into any and all forms ofcolours that may also be imagined. From every color, there also areothersun shades that idols take onsome larger than others. Here is an inventory of idols that fulfill the rainbow of coloured hair in the K-Pop industry.