Animal heads blended with female bodies standout among thick, black backgrounds. Stencils of dragons, temples and anamorphic images adorn the walls. T-shirts hang waiting to be given designs differentiating them from their boring, one-color existence. When all these facets meet in an artistic sphere, it's JimmySK's studio.
"Making images has always been part of my life and I cannot remember a time when I wasn't doing it", comments the artist. He describes his past in detail and narrates how art has always been central throughout his development, as an artist and a person.
Around age 16, it was inevitable he would follow art throughout the final years of school education. "My teacher was fantastic. He got me taking risks and introduced me to color and oil paints whilst enforcing the idea an artist should always be seeing and drawing". Inspired by an early Jackson Pollock, he spent 2 years developing mammoth work of "explosive, anatomical oil paintings". Focusing for such a long time on those paintings exhibits his dedication and love for art.
From then art would always be central. He even took a job cleaning the school art room to spend more time creating artwork then actually cleaning.
In university, graphic design was the focus. The "beautifully dirty" styles of Vaughn Oliver and David Carson inspired him on this path, but "it turns out most Graphic Designers hate Oliver and Carson and love rulers and puns". With graphic design a thing of the past, illustrations would be the settled specialization, including two years of drawing, painting and engraving wood.
For a long time, wood was my medium but then due to some personal turmoil, I found myself alone, scrolling through art journals and blogs day and night. Then I came across the work of French stencil artist C215". This would serve to inspire his work from here forward. "Suddenly, there was this guy making beautiful intricate faces within the confines of a stencil. I became obsessed with the science of stencils and for the first time considered the medium as a way for me to paint". Stencils were now the tool of his trade.
"From the first few small stencils I made, I quickly fell in love with the ideals of public/street art. There is nothing like creeping around deserted streets at 3 am to put up a piece or standing on a road side in full view of passers by painting or knowing that just around a corner you're going to see the tattered remains of some work you did months ago, or the heartbreak of going back to get a daytime shot to discover a building owner has pulled your work down before it got to see the light of day".
JimmySK continues to create works in the studio during free time, but he prefers to work on the streets. The work is impulsively made and has a life of its own. On the streets, the work's lifespan is left to destiny giving the image a life. JimmySK gives the image birth, but the rest is left to fate.
When arriving in Korea, the question of making art was never contemplated, but inspirations would be found through interesting means. The hustle and bustle of Korean life has led many to forget their values. Adults are shaped in their childhood with lessons from books, parents and peers. Korean fairy tales are lost more as each generation passes, but caught the eye of this artist.
"When in Korea I have the ability to balance artwork with my professional life. The country is constantly developing leading to new and exciting opportunities to expose artwork", comments JimmySK. The fascination with Korean folk tales developed and it was time to put interpretations of these morals into art.
"Their rich heritage and enthralling stories interested me, but they seem to have a weakening influence on society nowadays. I want to have fun with my art and create works people can enjoy artistically and socially". Balancing the fun and artistic is not always so easy, but he looks at the characters central to the story. "I give the characters a modern twist. The ancient tales are still relevant today and I want to make art enjoyed by all, whether Korean or any country".
While he loves doing art, he can't be a full-time artist. "I could never be a full-time artist. I feel I may lose motivation to make creative, fresh art and I would never want my work to become bland, boring and unoriginal". Balancing art as a hobby with personal and professional life gives him the motivation. Creating this balance is The Recipe for success, as it will keep him inventive and inspired as an artist.
JimmySK is the artist's moniker but also a collaborated effort with Katie Stefani to bring art to the Korean and international community. Through participations at Kunsthalle Platoon's Market in Apgujeong, they found Koreans to be interested in his art, but less willing to inquire. Creating a studio and getting the audience involved and understanding the process is their aim.
His current exhibition is showing at Nami Island in Chuncheon east of Seoul. The exhibition focuses on screen printing and will run until the middle of May. In addition to making artwork, JimmySK will hold a series of screen printing workshops to teach and inform people of the process. Anyone interested in partaking in the classes can e-mail the artist at: . A change of studio venues is currently in progress, so updates on the artist, his works and studio can be found at (www.jimmysk83.wordpress.com.)
For more information on the artists, one can visit the website at www.jimmysk83.wordpress.com
By: Daniel Vorderstrasse
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Singer-songwriter IU looks flirty and adorable at the hide of GQ!
IU is featured in the December factor of GQ with a photo shoot and interview, and she displays off her stunning figure on the canopy as she stretches her palms up above her head in a cropped top.
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On the November 22 broadcast of SBS’s “Running Man,” Lee Kwang Soo and Teen Top’s Niel get ready to move on a fall camping shuttle together.
Before Lee Kwang Soo unearths out who his spouse will be, he’s excited when he’s told that he'll be visiting the dorm of an idol singer, because he assumes it is going to be a feminine idol. He is terribly disappointed, however, to look Niel from the boy workforce Teen most sensible open the door.
The “King of Mask Singer” contestant that’s been acting below the call Cosmos has had a hugely impressive winning streak, yet her time at the display has now come to an end!
Cosmos has been appearing on the prove for ten weeks, winning 4 “King of Mask Singer” competitions, and is in the running for her 5th win on November 22′s episode. She blows each person away with her robust functionality of the song “In a Dream” via Jo Duk Bae.
The landscape of Korea"s retail industry has shifted over the outdated few years because of the developing selection of singles, online purchases and frugal procuring patterns. classic retail giants like branch and superstores have observed revenues drop, whilst convenience shops and online buying groceries malls are booming. Shinhan Card analyzed spending patterns via 700,000 heavy spenders who account for 10 % of general credits card users in 2010 and in March to would possibly of this year.It discovered that the share of credit-card spending at department stores, supermarkets and television house looking channels fell from 46.1 percent to 31.1 percent during the last five years, while that of convenience stores and online shopping malls rose from 30.1 percent to 43.5 percent.
◆ unmarried Men Convenience stores stood out among 14 retail sectors regarded as in the survey. according to credit card spending, convenience stores" percentage of the retail industry rose from 1.6 percent in 2010 to 5.7 percent this year, a 3.5-fold increase. In contrast, department stores" share dropped by 25.7 percent, and superstores" 34.2 percent. The share of television domicile shopping channels plunged 37 percent.One 36-year-old single administrative center employee on a normal basis department shops for groceries at the local convenience store. He buys principally milk and beverages and ready-to-eat foods for 2 to 3 at a time, with an eye on special offers. "Products are more pricey in convenience stores, yet I don"t actually purchase much", he said. He hardly ever buys brand new produce since he does now not cook at home. most effective once each and every two to 3 months does he cross to the supermarket. in terms of garments be buys online. Single men in their 30s are most commonly liable for boosting convenience shop sales. One out of each three consumers or 32.5 percent are men between the ages of 28 and 37. But a rising variety of men in their 40s also are switching to convenience stores. The intake patterns of singles here are very an identical to the ones in Japan, which saw a upward push in one-person families and an aging society 10 to twenty years previous than Korea.◆ Online Shopping Malls Online shopping malls have also received a cast share of the domestic retail market, accounting for 37.8 percent of credit card spending, which is upper than the marketplace stocks of supermarkets (18.6 percent) and superstores (18.4 percent) combined. when it comes to per-capita per month credit card spending, Koreans spent W365,000 at online shopping malls, in comparison to W159,000 at superstores and W122,000 at department stores (US$1=W1,164). cellular shopping accounted for 48.5 percent of online shopping center revenues.◆ Prudent SpendingAs unemployment remains prime among young people, buyers in their 20s are keeping their wallets shut. Credit card spending in March to may just by men in their 20s rose only W50,000 as compared to 5 years ago, and credit card spending by ladies in the age crew only W90,000. In contrast, credit card spending among shoppers in their 30s to 60s rose by around W100,000 to W220,000. Kim Dae-jong at Sejong University said, "Women in their 20s in maximum cases invest in cosmetics, clothing and accessories but are scaling down on needless purchases due to the the harsh task market. But as increasingly folks eliminate marriage till later in life, spending by running women in their 30s has increased".
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On November 22 airing of "Section TV," new MBC "Music Core" MCs Kim Min Jae and Kim Sae Ron were spotted rehearsing G-Friend"s "Me Gustas Tu" for their debut MC performance. Kim Min Jae told, "I met with Kim Sae Ron each day to practice."
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Over 10,000 reports of kid abuse were won ultimate year for the primary time as public awareness of the difficulty rises.The 10,027 reported situations last year marked a 3.7 fold building up from 2001 and a 47.5 % upward thrust from a year earlier. Reports of repeat abuse more than doubled from 494 in 2008 to 1,027 last year. Some 81.8 percent of abusers were the child"s parents.The surge is because of creating public awareness and bolstered regulations. In September last year, a different law used to be passed toughening punishment for kid abuse, and whilst that ended in more cases being reported, mavens say it has done little to curb baby abuse. "Children who were abused generally tend to abuse their own children when they grow up", stated Ki Seon-wan, a psychiatrist at World St. Mary"s Hospital. "We want to be offering coverage to abused children and train oldsters who abuse their youngsters as well".Child abuse is classified into physical, emotional and sexual abuse and neglect. Last year, 48 percent of reported cases concerned more than one of the ones categories. Abusive language, overlook and denying children food may also be just as destructive as physical or sexual abuse. Hong Chang-pyo of the National Child defense firm said, "Parents might idiot themselves by potential of thinking that they"re just disciplining their children, yet verbal abuse and punishments regularly get worse over time".The scarcity of childcare amenities could also be a bar to prevention. Last year, just 364 monitors at childcare centers in 54 spaces checked up on 61,242 reported cases of child abuse, which boils down to 168 cases being treated yearly by every person. youngsters who are sufferers of serious abuse are separated from folks and placed in one of 37 shelters around the country, but the full housing capacity of such facilities is simplest 250 children.Also wished is a program to stay watch on abusive parents for the explanation that victims themselves hardly ever file abuse. Experts call for larger vigilance and larger awareness of the various bureaucracy child abuse can take. Reports might be made by calling 112.