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Jaeyoon Kim Dark world of the wealthy

Work by Jaeyoon Kim
Work by Jaeyoon Kim
Work by Jaeyoon Kim
Work by Jaeyoon Kim

My body of work explores the reality of wealth in order to challenge the traditional notion that the wealthy are totally free from the discontents and troubles of this world. This misconception and the worship of money are ubiquitous in the media, which promotes wealth as a solution to all the troubles in life. My work uses dark colours to represent the places where the wealthy sit, trapped in their busy lives, in the discontent and despondency that come from being wealthy. In contrast, the world around them is vibrant and colourful, representing the joyous life they cannot enjoy.

Influencing artists:
M Singh
Jacques-Louis David
Ivan Aivazovsky

School

Epping Boys High School

ARTEXPRESS year

2021

HSC year

2020

Process diary

Work by Jaeyoon Kim
Work by Jaeyoon Kim
Work by Jaeyoon Kim
Work by Jaeyoon Kim
Work by Jaeyoon Kim
Work by Jaeyoon Kim