Actress Han Hyo-joo, the heroine of the current South Korean box office smash “Cold Eyes,” has revealed an artistic streak by collaborating with artist Kwon Ki-Soo for a mobile gallery project “Art & Shake.”
A 20-second animation by the duo was unveiled on July 22 through the Daum Mobile Morning Gallery, operated by the South Korean web portal Daum. It can be viewed online through smartphones using the Daum application through July 31.
The animation features Kwon’s signature Dongguri character as well as two other characters designed by Han, Simong and Naemong. They are presented against cartoonish backdrops inspired by oriental landscapes that Kwon has become largely associated with.
Kwon is a widely exhibited artist, whose pieces have been showcased at home and abroad, including the Gallery Hyundai, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, and the Exposition Animanga-EXIT in France. While his black-and-white Dongguri character may appear simple, the artist is reputed for following a long painstaking process of transferring digital designs to the canvas using masking tape and acrylic paint.
Han is one of the country’s most sought-after actresses, with her latest film “Cold Eyes” fairing well in the local box office and being invited to show in the gala section of the Toronto International Film Festival in September. Last year, her period drama “Masquerade” became one of the highest-grossing Korean films in local box office history.
Visit the Daum Mobile Morning Gallery’s website for more information.
cr : blouinartinfo