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A piece I did for Swiss magazine, Die Weltwoche. It was for an article about the only known survivor and escapee of the North Korean concentration camps. The piece was a play on propaganda posters from North Korea and how artificially happy they were in spite of how brutal and miserably treated its people were.
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siku0101 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
모든 당황하지 마십시오 상관 없습니다. -> 모두 당황하지 마십시오. 일 없습니다.
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LaughButts Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;__;
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TheoreticalJack Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Student General Artist
It's a beautiful and emotional engaging work, but I wonder how that only survivor viewed this artwork. I heartily recommend reading some of Susan Sontag's book Regarding the Pain of Others; it discusses how we depict and explore trauma and suffering in art, and how we can make art without reinforcing the forms of suffering that have already taken place.

I do agree that getting the Korean grammar right is essential, especially because this was published in a Northern European context. With the incorrect grammar and the place of publication, it's easy to view this as a voyeuristic work depicting someone's suffering - although I seriously doubt you meant it that way. This is the difficulty in emotionally charged art relating to specific events and cultural traumas, they take a lot more thought, careful and personal consideration, and research than other artworks.

Extraordinarily impressed with your graphic style and subject choices in general :)
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sleeperXx Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student Photographer
:'( Wow. 
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FaustindeRavignan Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student Filmographer
Your drawing is simply amazing.
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soodal Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Student Filmographer
its korean sentence doesn't make sense (little bit), but awesome pic! love it!
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zowls4222 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
wow good
But you wrong korean grammar
if you think 모든`s mean is `ladies gentleman'
Right grammar is 모두
but you think 모든=all
that is right grammatically
but korea not talk that
(Sorry, may my english skill is not enough to understanding you )
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Jinkets242 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student General Artist
very very groovy
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blacksad87 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013   Traditional Artist
But what you want to express ?
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blacksad87 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013   Traditional Artist
Nice !
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