Arts & Culture

Arts Of The Week: Bigbang TOP’s Nephew Mosaic

August 28, 2016

I’m not sure if you could call this art.. It’s just merely photo edits of Bigbang TOP’s cute nephew, Yeonjun playing and exploring the world in mosaic.

This is not a well-known and world class art. Actually, I have no idea if this could even be called art. Even so, I really want to challenge myself. Sharing it with the world like this and even calling it art, as embarrassing as it gets, aids on the creative and conceptualization process. It motivates me to continuously do better in the future, too. Not all artists have been successful in delivering their visioned notions, you know. This is just the usual practice makes perfect ritual for me.

Besides, I want to relentlessly believe that it’s an artist job to create art and a writer’s job to write despite the audience, appreciation and acknowledgement they receive.

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The reason why I choose to turn only photos of Yeonjun playing outdoor is because I feel it perfectly portrays life’s bittersweet pursue of happiness. And in my opinion, Yeonjun is a perfect subject. As he explores the garden – taking baby steps into the world, like many others before him – he embarks on the journey of finding himself. His innocence, curiosity, joy of discovery and even confusion are all portrayed beautifully in the photographs.

When the vibrant colours of the garden represent livelihood and joy of living, the mosaic art depicts them as beautiful as they are fragile. The combination makes wonderful depiction of life, don’t you think?

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I thought of it was a good concept to work on, and went on curating without having much thought about how it’d turn out. I thought of calling the series Secret Garden but now, looking at it reminds me too much of  Alice In Wonderland and my favourite part of the book.

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”

“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat.

“I don’t much care where -,” said Alice.

“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat.

“- so long as I get somewhere,” Alice added as an explanation.

“Oh, you are sure to do that,” said the Cat, “if you only walk long enough.”


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Original Photo Credit: Choi Hyehyoun

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