Dreaming Unification #14: Protest Peace
aka Flag Figuration #14 (East Meets West Streaming Unconsciousness)
Dreaming Unification #15: Protest Peace
aka Flag Figuration #15 (East Meets West Streaming Unconsciousness)
New IKB (Yves Klein Blue) paint, stencil, spray paint on canvas
40” x 60” x 1.5”
For the past decade, Kim Il Soon has been painting in the socialist realism propaganda style, hot pink drip abstract expressionism, and in New IKB dip conceptual paintings (with custom-paint inspired by Yves Klein’s International Klein Blue). As she masters Western art styles and dreams for liberation within the canvas as well as from the North Korean regime, the new series as “protesting peace” is done with stencils and spray paint and sumi ink, hitting the cord of North Korean most revered painting style, Joseonhwa (sumi ink, rice paper hanji, traditional oriental painting technique applied to North Korean propaganda contents) and the cosmopolitan expression of protest art style using stencil, spray, tagging.