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Suyeon Na Illustrates Lucid Dreams


Korean-born artist Suyeon Na's work centers on the interaction of female psychology with the fluctuating contemporary world. She uses mythological figures and symbols to create these meditative, nuanced works.

Suyeon Na Illustrates Lucid Dreams

Suyeon Na is now based in New York. She completed her BFA in Seoul and her MFA at the Pratt Institute in New York. Her mixed-media paintings and collages on paper focus on exploring powerful female archetypes and symbolic meanings of the female body in folklore. By merging her mythological imagery with patterns and colors in contemporary fashion and media, she visualizes a dreamlike, synthetic reality that incorporates art, craft and design. Her work has been widely exhibited at numerous venues throughout the US, Korea, Japan and India. She has also been awarded multiple grants and studio residencies in programs such as the NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program, the Vermont Studio Center and the Chashama Workspace Program.

“My work centers on the interaction of female psychology with the fluctuating contemporary world, using mythological figures and symbols. I am drawn to the transformative power of visual storytelling. By weaving my own personal mythology into my work, I investigate the psychology of self that revolves around changes in personal, social and cultural environments. The images in my work mirror dreams, fairytales and fantasies that are closely linked to our subconscious and animalistic instincts. I explore powerful female archetypes and symbolic meanings of the female body. I consider their diverse expressions in the history of art and culture from the classic to the contemporary, ranging from ancient folktales to movies, games and animation. I recreate these archetypes and the symbolism of the female form in a cryptic space filled with patterns and images on paper and textiles. By cutting, pasting and drawing, I deconstruct and reconstruct the existing images and patterns in various contexts, such as women’s clothing, upholstery and quilting fabric as well as accessory and cosmetics advertisements, which attempt to arouse consumer desires and manifest lifestyles in contemporary society. By employing these female prototypes and natural forms, which hold sway over the human psyche, with artifacts of today’s world, I examine who we have become and where we are now.”

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A wall of Lacquer ART and don’t you love it

A wall of Lacquer ART and don’t you love it

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Yeah! That is what I need. To pack a few things and get away from winter


gilf! Whose graphic heavy street art gave way to the exploration of the self with her show #checkyourselfie. The photographs are self revelatory of its subject giving us a voyeuristic yet knowingly accessible peek into their psyche. Taking a “selfie” with your phone is as ubiquitous as finding a hipster in Brooklyn.

Beneath The Lacquer by Ran Kowatari and David DuPuy not only highlights the nail art but the narrative of a lesbian wedding ...

Yeah! That is what I need. To pack a few things and get away from winter

The dual shows that AF walked into at 111 Front Street in the DUMBO section of Brooklyn was diverse but it all came down to one thing: personal human stories. gilf! Whose graphic heavy street art gave way to the exploration of the self with her show #checkyourselfie. The photographs are self revelatory of its subject giving us a voyeuristic yet knowingly accessible peek into their psyche. Taking a “selfie” with your phone is as ubiquitous as finding a hipster in Brooklyn. Beneath The Lacquer by Ran Kowatari and David DuPuy not only highlights the nail art but the narrative of a lesbian wedding. It is a story that culminates into a day in the life of nuptial bliss. The photos reveal much emotion and the beauty of the nail art serve as “points” in the story. A celebratory feel for both with cupcakes and nail art done on the premises gave this slice of art in Brooklyn something worth sinking your teeth into or polish to a high gloss. Maybe I should have taken a selfie at the show. (Or had my nails done.)



gilf! – #checkyourselfie & Ran Kowatari and David DuPuy: Beneath The Lacquer

On View: February 6 – 28, 2014

Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday (12 to 6 pm)

Arcilesi Homberg Fine Art. 111 Front Street, Suite 222. Brooklyn , NY 11201


Text by: Oscar A. Laluyan

Photography by: Olya Turcihin