Circles and Squares

Insights into Korea's Sudden Rise

Graffiti and stickers in Itaewon

unnamed (1).jpgunnamed (2)unnamed温热I find the odd sticker and graffiti posted on lamp posts, electric transformers and other spaces in urban Seoul to represent some of the most intriguing creative activities going on in this city. There is a subtle irony that can be teased out from the various levels of signification represented in this art.

 

 

See the examples below:

 

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Note the yellow sticker for a legitimate trash hauling service perfectly embedded in the pattern.

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Note that the name of the street is represented by the blue sign.

xxx温热

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