Chaeyeun focused on the idea of “our home” and wanted to express the comfortable atmosphere among family members. One untitled piece by Chaeyeun displays a girl lying on the ground with a pillow in her arms. The sunlight that passes through the window seems as if it is embracing the girl, which adds a warm feeling to the piece. Some viewers might imagine themselves in the girl’s postures and recall the comfortableness they felt in their homes. In fact, this is the effect that Chaeyeun tried to elicit, as she aimed to show that her home is the most comfortable place for her family.
Two of her untitled pieces illustrate scenes of typical Korean homes. One depicts the dining table of a family during their meal, where the family members all stretch their arms to the same place to get side dishes. The other piece shows the family members gathered in the same place, with one person washing the dishes, one talking on the phone and searching for some food in the fridge, one looking at the phone, and one getting something from the kitchen. The similarity between these two pieces is that although the family members do not seem to verbally express their love toward each other, the blurred colours and atmosphere created by the artworks represent the family love.
Alen’s choice of his theme was very fresh and unexpected. He combined two seemingly contradictory concepts together: technology and nature. He kicked off the story with his piece, “Genesis of technology,” in which a bolt is placed on the earth and is surrounded by grass. With the fact that a bolt is one of the basic mechanisms of machines and technology in mind, the artwork successfully illustrates the birth and potential growth of technology in a nature-based world.
Another piece called “Trees bully tree” by Alen takes the viewers to the next step of the story, in which the power of technology rises to be strong enough to threat the nature. The real tree in the middle is being harmed and is bleeding because of the attacks committed by two iron trees. The piece might look gruesome, but it accurately portrays what is happening in the world today. Finally, the curtain of the story comes down with his piece, “Sun and Moon,” where a robot triumphs over a human and reaches over humans’ knowledge. The robot’s endless parade on top of the human, surrounded by the Sun and the Moon, shows us that the basic needs of humans have become the property of robots.
Yewon concentrated on a rather spatial theme, such as buildings and towns. In the exhibition brochure, she explained, “My compositions are based on my memories, places I visited, and imagination inspired from any song or novel.” One particular piece that grabs the viewers’ attention is the piece called, “The city.” It implies Yewon’s enjoyment being on top of a building and looking down at the city. The piece amazingly portrays numerous buildings stretched out before the girl sitting on the building. The buildings are laid out so endlessly that it provokes the viewers’ imagination of what there would be beyond the buildings.
Her pieces called “The city’s morning” and “Silent” convey positive feelings, mostly because of the presence of light in each artwork. “The city’s morning” tells the viewers that sunlight will follow them wherever they are, and “Silent” delivers the calmness in the town created late at night where only street lights brighten up the streets. On the other hand, Yewon depicts the ruins of a building after an apocalypse in her piece, “Collapse.” Portraying the wreck of the building, the piece delivers the feeling of hopelessness and the sense of inability to stop the building’s collapse.
The exhibition successfully demonstrated the world of art compressed in the three artists’ hearts. Their outstanding and astonishing skills allow them to convey the themes they want to deliver to the viewers, which make them successful AP Studio Art students. Their world of art with never be forgotten in CDS gallery.