A couple of weeks ago, I found sometime to stop by the OCAD 100th Grad Expo, and got to see some really whicked art by students and recent grads. It's always refreshing to witness local and contemporary art, especially ones done by students because their work resonate with me.
Artist: Jiwon Song, 2015
Light + Shadow
Illuminating Culture and Patterns Through Garment Design
digitally printed on silk organza and silk dupiond
As a Korean - Canadian, Jiwon's past life experience of living in Korea and current experience of living in Canada became the major inspiration of her thesis.
Motivated by one summer night, she saw combinations of magnificent light and shadows reflected on the famous South Korean Landmark "Gwanghwamoon", inspired to produce pieced of lightweight garments.
Her interpretation of Canadian culture as a laid-back and relaxed is expressed in the simple and minimalist silhouettes.
By capturing shadows of self-designed patterns inspired by the patterns and elements of traditional Korean architecture, Han-Ok, Jiwon intertwines her impressions of a busy life in Korea and that of a slow paced, relaxed life in Canada.
"Combination of Contemporary and traditional is a way to allow co-occuring phenomena to melt to a new identity-giving unity" (Hwang Doo Jin)
Trench - Aritzia | Denim - Rag&Bone, Skinny Cole W/ Holes