Wk14 – Artist Conversation – Sery Kwon

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For this week’s artist conversation, I had the pleasure of speaking again with talented and creative Sery Kwon (a link to our previous conversation). Her art was displayed in a group show named “Transference,” which showcased the art of Senior Drawing and Painting Majors. The show is held in the Max L. Gatov Gallery West.

When walking into the gallery, paintings filled the room, with different themes and a variety of colors. One of the artworks did not seem like the others. It had shredded black and white pieces of canvas and little acrylic paint splattered on it. I was curious about the piece, and it turned out that the artist was someone I had already interviewed before, Sery Kwon.

For this particular piece, Sery said that she was inspired by her favorite 20151203_193930031_iOSartist, Mark Bradford. She was also wanted the piece, which is called “Behind You,” to be different compared to the other pieces in the gallery that were traditionally painted. The concept of the piece was for it to be a map within a map. To make the piece, Sery first painted the canvas, cut and ripped the material, arranged it, and then used acrylic paint on it again. Another really cool thing about the painting is that the back of the piece is painted red, which reflects on the wall it was hung on. “Behind You” took about one month to complete.

Sery also had two other paintings displayed in the gallery, named “Hidden Paths” and “Uh Oh,” which shared her common theme of maps like her art in her previous gallery.

Overall, I really enjoyed seeing Sery’s art and speaking with her again. She has such an unique style that I appreciate very much. I hope to see more of Sery’s work in the future!

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Sery in front of “Behind You”

To see more of Sery’s work and works in progress check out her website: http://serykwon.weebly.com/

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