The masterpiece collection

SAMSARA

Jeong HaeKwang

2019 

Oil on canvas       

181.8×227.3cm

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In his Masterpiece, IBEX Master Jeong HaeKwang portrays his muse of ten years floating in mid-air. In fact, as is readily visible from all of the gravitational indicators pointing upward, this work is the upside-version of the original portrait image. The artist applied this rotation to highlight the rapidly changing role and position of women in Korean society today.⁣ ⁣

Where Korean women used to sacrifice themselves to the future of their children in the country’s notoriously competitive educational and career tracks, the young generation of women are coming into their own, building lives that satisfy their passions and realize their dreams. The model here is a case in point: mom, pole dancer and race car driver rolled into one happy life. ⁣