Art
Seoul Urban art Project's "Hello, Stranger!" Event

Seoul Urban art Project’s “Hello, Stranger!” Event

Seoul Urban art Project (SUP) are a collective of artists working in contemporary mediums such as graffiti and outdoor installations. According to the crew, they “espouse an ‘open gallery’ concept to communicate with people more directly, away from the traditional white cube art gallery system aiming at a particular audience.” This means they can often...
Learning Korean Through Art

Learning Korean Through Art

Blogger, writer, artist and Korean language-learner Sarah Shaw is a woman of many talents and projects. Her latest initiative is documenting a distinctive mode of learning that helps her with studying Korean: creating sketches that link Korean words and phrases with images.  눈이 높다 [noon-ee nop-da]. This Korean expression literally means “for [one’s] eyes to be high,”...
Barefoot Basterds Presents: Bisque Rage in Seoul

Barefoot Basterds Presents: Bisque Rage in Seoul

The prize for the most fun art crew on the planet has to go to the Barefoot Basterds. The loose collective combine travel, aesthetics and pure hedonism to create an “art collective for people that gives a fuck about not giving one.” One upcoming event Barefoot Basterds are planning while on their residency at Platoon...
Getting Tattooed in South Korea

Getting Tattooed in South Korea

“I still can’t believe I’m getting a fucking tattoo.” Tom, a Chincha writer and photographer, breathes out just moments after feeling the needle prick against his thigh. There was no turning back, Tom’s virgin skin was officially inked. Chincha helped Tom get his very first tattoo by setting up an appointment with Johnathan Fleming, a talented...
The Drunken Poets Lying Around Itaewon

The Drunken Poets Lying Around Itaewon

Seoul-based creative Andy Knowlton’s current project ‘The Drunken Poets’ is a quirky take on poetry and art. The American multi-media artist searches for materials on the street – trash, basically – and turns the items into unusual-looking dolls which he then attaches a small bottle to. Within that bottle he places a poem and leaves...
(b)racket: Capturing South Korea's Art Scene in Print

(b)racket: Capturing South Korea’s Art Scene in Print

Greg Laychak, Chris Cote, and Jess Hinshaw are the founders of [b]racket, a monthly print magazine covering various artists and their work in South Korea. The magazine is currently mainly distributed in Daegu but the aim is to make it widely available in the rest of Korea soon. We chatted to one third of the...
Escape into the Bedrooms of Strangers

Escape into the Bedrooms of Strangers

Seoul-based Juanita Hong’s ‘My Escape’ project is an ode to her love of her own bedroom – her personal place of escape. Within her project she photographs people in their own private spaces and encourages them to write a note explaining their feelings regarding their room. The result is a sweet, personable collection of photography...
Barterlines: A New Model for 'Consuming' Art in Seoul

Barterlines: A New Model for ‘Consuming’ Art in Seoul

Eloquence Magazine‘s new Itaewon headquarters will play host to a two-day art fair taking place this weekend. The pop-up exhibition operates on a barter system whereby participants trade their wares for goods or services. This means attendees can potentially swap cupcakes for a sketch, a photography shoot for a painting or studio assistance for a...