Choi So Young is a contemporary artist from Korea. She is best known for her urban landscape compositions made from discarded denim clothing and acrylic paint. She explores city life in range of highly textural and detailed works. Every button, seam, pocket, and belt loop find its place to depict a specific detail of a picture â€” they become a street, a window or a building. The Korean artist often ‘draws’ her hometown of Busan, the second largest city of the Republic of Korea and its largest port. She has exhibited in many art fairs and her work has sold in auctions at staggering prices. Unfortunately, we have not located a website for her.
Images: Courtesy of Choi So Young.
Admiring the paintings and traditional work of Southern California-based artist, Wayne Tsay.Â Couldnâ€™t find too many information about this artist.Â We do know that he is currently a Visual Development Artist at Dreamworks and a feature animation instructor at Concept Design Academy in Pasadena, teaching â€œColor and Lightingâ€. He contributes a lot of his current career success to plein-air painting and his past architecture school training.
More of his work can be found at Cargo Collective, Facebook and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Wayne Tsay.
Ikki Matsumoto is the son of the artist we featured yesterday, Katsuji Matsumoto.Â Ikki travelled to the United States to study at the John Herron School of Art in Indiana, where his older brother was a sculpture student. He transferred to the Art Academy of Cincinnati to study under the renowned wildlife artist, Charles Harper.Â After an unsatisfying work in the advertising field, he established a new career as a painter and printmaker using the native birds as his subjects. Matsumoto intended for his work to make people feel good as he said, â€˜there are no heavy messages in my work, I just simply wish to delightâ€™.
More of his art can be viewed here on his posthumous website.
Images: Courtesy of various sources.