Samsara

Master-Giclée, Limited Edition of 100 pieces.

 

140 x 175 cm (55 x 68.9 inch)

ABOUT SAMSARA

Artist: Jeong Hae-Kwang

Land of Origin: South Korea

Hae-Kwang portrays his muse of ten years floating in mid-air. This painting is the upside-down version of the original concept, the rotation highlights the rapidly changing role of women in Korean society.

Korean women like many women, have allotted a tremendous amount of time to the future of their children in the country’s notoriously competitive educational and career systems. The younger generation is coming into its own, building lives to satisfy passions and realize dreams: The image conveys an attitude of being many women rolled into one. She is awakened. The water is the oceans within and without, the sea and the womb, the flow of effortless interaction and creation — in one word: life.

The rotation also symbolizes the cyclical nature of history. We rise and fall, learn to walk and ultimately, become frail again. Trees grow and topple. This work is an homage to Korean women and all women really, and is  portrayed by the reclining model, who turns floats, flies, and bellows, I am free. She will open her eyes and know the endless possibilities in her world, a man’s world no more. The veil is lifted as she finds her way on her own terms.

ABOUT THE MASTER-GICLÉES

We use the highest possible, colour tested printing process in the IBEX ArtLab. The Master-Giclées are overseen by the artists themselves to ensure that they are exactly as the artists want them. All used materials for the Master-Giclées are acid-free, so they will not turn yellow or go brittle. We use archival pigment inks which have the longest lifespan of any ink currently known.

At IBEX, we believe in providing the highest quality Master-Giclées to match the high quality of our artists. All pieces are produced in our own print, varnishing and framing facilities in Germany. From start to finish each work of art is handled personally by a master printer with more than 20 years of experience in the fine arts.