2017년 4월 25일 화요일

55th World Wide SketchCrawl at Buam-dong(부암동)

Changuimun Gate (창의문)
Mugyewon 무계원 (Former Ojinam 오진암)
 the front view of Jahamun Tunnel scene (자하문 터널) 
the panoramic view of Buam-dong village
Buam-dong street scene viewed from Seoul Museum
Seoul Museum (서울미술관)
Whanki Museum (환기 미술관) in Buam-dong residential neighborhood 
Yoon Dong-ju Literary Museum (윤동주 문학관)
seen from Bugaksan Seoul Fortress Wall (서울성곽길)
a village scenery viewed from Changuimun Gate Pavilion
the cityscape viewed from the hillside of Buam-dong
a scene of Buam-dong village over the roof of Changuimun Gate
a street scene of Buam-dong village
a sketch around Buam-dong Comunity Service Center
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(26 x 37cm sketchbook, pen and watercolor)
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Last Saturday, it was fine to sketch outdoors. For the 55th World Wide SketchCrawl, we Seoul urban sketchers met at Buam-dong, Jongno-gu in Seoul. Buam-dong is a charming village in central Seoul that was once occupied mostly by artists and writers. 
Today, modern galleries, coffee shops, and restaurants stand side by side with old mills and barber shops on the narrow alleyways. The historic village harmonizes with Bugaksan Mountain and Inwangsan Mountain, and is famous for various tourist attractions.
On the morning of SketchCrawl day, for some unavoidable reasons, I couldn't help
joining with sketchers in the afternoon. The day before, I visited for preliminary survey and drew some sketches in advance. I was absorbed in sketching colorful sceneries of important places here and there around Buam-dong village till late in the afternoon. It was very pleasant sketch time in the beautiful village with Seoul usk members.
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인왕산 기슭의 아름다운 동네~~
서울 한복판의 전원마을엔 역사의 향기가 감돌고...
예술과 멋과 맛의 흥취를 담고 자연속에 건강함을 선사하는
부암동의 다양하고 재미난 요소들은 스케치 소재로서 일품입니다.

2017년 3월 3일 금요일

sketches at Gwangjang Market(광장시장), Seoul

cooking scene of Korean traditional Pan Cake (빈대떡)

entrance to the Food Court

scene of the market crowded with people

scene of Korean traditional clothing shops

Underground Shopping Center connected with Gwangjang Market

the main gate of Gwangjang Market (정문)

the north gate of Gwangjang Market (북문)

the south gate of Gwangjang Market(남문) near Cheonggyecheon Stream
( 21 x 29.6 cm sketchbook, pen and watercolor )
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북적거리는 종로의 새로운 관광명소...
110년 세월의 광장시장은 서울시민의 역사~
삶의 희로애락의 사연들을 쉴새없이 쏟아내며
발디딜 틈없이 바쁘게 돌아가는 먹거리 장터는
삶의 역동적인 풍물을 담는 좋은 스케치 장소입니다.

2017년 2월 3일 금요일

sketches at Seran General Hospital, Seoul

the front view of the hospital ( 병원 건물 전경)
 main hall on the 1st floor ( 1층 대기홀)
 blood test room on the 2nd floor(2층 채혈실 )
Radiology on the 1st floor (1층 영상 의학과)
mother and daughter at lunch time (간병 식사중)
 nurses station on the 6th floor (간호사실)
 Seodaemun Independence Park seen from the 6th floor 
(서대문 독립공원, 병원 6층에서 봄 )
patients at roof garden on the 9th floor ( 옥상정원)
 a distant view seen from the corridor on the 9th floor (남산쪽 원경)
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( pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm sketchbook )
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My close relative was hospitalized by pneumonia at Seran General Hospital in January. The hospital is located at Muak-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul. There is a famous Seodaemun Independence Park across the Tongil-ro street. Though the hospital is middle scale with 250 beds founded in 1987, it is always busy with lots of patients and visitors by the traffic convenience of subway and bus transportation.
I visited my relative several times and sketched in and out of the hospital. At first I began to capture the whole figure of the hospital and the surroundings. Inside the hospital I drew some scenes such as waiting room, administration, blood test room, nurses station, etc. Staying at the hospital and drawing them, I felt warm relationship between patients and nursing people. And I wished their getting well too.
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지하철 3호선 독립문역 가까이 세란병원~
구도심의 원활한 교통과 주민 접근성이 좋고
대형병원과 달리 지역 서비스 편리한 소형병원 
자연스럽고 인간적인 느낌의 좋은 스케치 장소입니다.

2016년 12월 30일 금요일

‘Le Corbusier Special Exhibition’ in Seoul Arts Center

main hall of the exhibition of Le Corbusier
 Seoul Arts Center's Hangaram Design Museum(한가람 디자인 미술관)
facade of Seoul Arts Center (예술의 전당)
 distant view of Seoul Arts Center
 another sketch of Hangaram Design Museum
 portrait and chronicle of Le Corbusier
photographs of his masterpieces
 
 architectural model of Villa Savoye
 a tapestry work, modern abstract art
 various works of Le Corbusier
visitors at the exhibition hall
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( 21 x 29.6cm sketchbook,  pencil, pen and watercolor )
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Seoul Arts Center's Hangaram Design Museum is hosting Le Corbusier’s largest exhibition until Mar. 26, 2017, for the first time in Korea. As is well known, Le Corbusier is a world-famous architect and is remembered in the history as the Father of Modern Architecture. The exhibition is special because many of his works have just been listed on the World Heritage List of UNESCO. Especially his sketches and drawings are very relative to his architecture and and it is also back into spotlight from years ago.
A few days ago, I visited the special exhibition and sketched appreciating a number of his architectural works, paintings, drawings, sculptures and tapestries.
While sketching in and outside the exhibition, I was falling for Le Corbusier's life.
I had a very interesting day with a master of architecture of the 20th century.
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20세기 건축의 거장 르 꼬르뷰지에의 주옥같은 작품들~~~
건축작품 이외의 스케치, 드로잉, 수채, 비구상, 조각과 태피스트리...
유네스코 세계유산으로 지정된 후의 서울에서의 특별전시회는
예술의 전당과 세계적인 거장과의 뜻깊은 만남입니다.

2016년 11월 29일 화요일

Candle rally sketches at Gwanghwamun, Seoul

Scene at Gwanghwamun junction viewed from 10th floor of Officia building
 Scene of the demonstrators with various flags in front of Gwanghwamun Gate
 Stage for the free speakers and singers at Gwanghwamun Square
 pencil sketch drawn at the steps of Sejong Center for the Performing Arts
 Participants in candle rally
Reporter and cameramen of YTN on the outside broadcast van at Naeja-dong, Gwanghwamun
 
 Reporter and cameraman of JTBC at Cheongun-dong near from the Blue House
 Demonstrators and duty policemen on police bus at Cheongun-dong, 200meters distance from the Blue House(President's residence)
Charcoal sketch of same confrontational situation between police and demonstrators 
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( 21 x 29.6cm sketchbook, pen and watercolor )
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I think that lots of people in the world would know about the candle rally on Saturdays in Seoul. I participated in two times on Nov. 19 and 26. The number of participants increased to 1.5 million in Seoul and 1.9 in national scale. And it was amazing that all the demonstrations were absolutely peaceful. The organizers proceeded like festivals with volunteer speakers and famous singers. Sketching among the moving demonstrating citizens from all the nation was really valuable experience to me. I was impressed so much by the waving candles like stream on broad street in nightscape. 
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격동의 함성이 광화문의 지축을 울리는~~
주말 촛불시위는 거대한 축제 같았읍니다.
정치를 떠나서... 광화문의 150만 촛불의 물결은
밤하늘을 수놓는 스펙타클의 감동이었습니다~~