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Lu Xun 2012
Kisaeng (also spelled gisaeng), sometimes called ginyeo, were officially sanctioned Korean female entertainers or sometimes prostitutes. Kisaeng are artists who work to entertain others, such as the yangbans and kings.
Finding Beauty In Negative Spaces
Julia Kristeva, author of Powers of Horror, examines the critical theory behind the human interest in the "abject". Abjection is the casting away or rejection based on mortality. It studies the relationship between object and subject. Weighting it as life or death. The judgment of abjected of objects can vary based on cultural differences as well as the idea of semiotics, what the "abjected" or the act of "abjecting" represents.
This series visits the beauty within the various textures found in rotting, decomposing objects. The presence of life and death, captured in one image. The death of an object/animal, and the birth growth of fungi. This is a graphic representation of the above.
All works completed with sumi ink on 16"x20" board.
Face Illustration in pen and ink. Silkscreen print available 8"x8" on Stonehenge paper.
Anthony Bourdain No Reservations: Macau
Sophia Chang hails from the borough of Queens, an avid and eccentric spirit, active in the art & design community. She works in all mediums of crafted matter, from printmaking, tees, zines, sites and more.