Aug 28, 2012

by English Muse

Finding these beautiful faces painted directly onto a newsprint collage has been the highlight of my week thus far. The features seem to float in front of a fog of text and photos behind them.

I love finding beauty juxtaposed with the ordinary.

These paintings are by South Korean artist, Shin Young An. She now lives and works in New Jersey. In her artist statement she writes “Often, world and national events impose an emotional response on the artist, who is otherwise powerless to influence such events. The canvas can become the artist’s vehicle of expression.”

Have a lovely Tuesday,

Sarah From Design Flourishes

all images from An’s website


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5 Responses to “Faces Emerging From the Words”

  1. Erica says:

    Thanks for sharing. These paintings are amazing!

  2. Alisa says:

    I love these!!

  3. Naomi Bulger says:

    Oh I love these. It’s like the people are made up of the words.

  4. Luli says:

    These are amazing. I love when words become art.

  5. Katie says:

    These are haunting and beautiful and a little terrifying in a very good way.

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