Seonna Hong: People in the City
Seonna Hong... Self Portrait (2005, Oil and cel vinyl on wood). From the exhibition Seonna Hong: People in the City at SIXSPACE in Culver City, CA. "...Exemplifying the sense of connectedness in People in the City is Seonna Hong's first series of representational portraits. Painted during live-sessions with sixteen people (including one self-portrait), the 8x10 inch portraits with visible brushstrokes and an earth-tone palette provide an intimate look at the expression of the sitter. And though who they are to the viewer is not important, they are simply friends and relatives to the artist, the relationship between the subject and the artist became crucial as the process afforded Hong the rare luxury of spending quality, uninterrupted time with those close to her."