Yong Oh Kim Turns Street Fashions, Travel Landscapes and the Apocalypse into Psychedelic Cartoons [Art]
Jun 3rd 2012 By: Lauren Davis
Making use of thick black lines and sudden color combinations, South Korean artist Yong Oh Kim transforms already magnificent street scenes, landscapes and urban fashionistas into scenes from an extraterrestrial travelogue. Distant destinations grow to be even more alien, despite the fact that the blue and pink-skinned trendsetters appear quite friendly. Kim’s much more apocalyptic visions use the identical style, providing rotting buildings and flesh-hungry zombies an even much more unnatural really feel.
Kim’s travels have taken him throughout India, Thailand and the Himalayas, and these illustrations allow us see those spots by way of his visually unique lens. All over the place from the idyllic Phi Phi Islands to India’s ancient city of Varanasi to the narrow roads by way of Himalayan Mountains are refashioned with otherworldly shapes and colors. His fashion plates are excellent inhabitants of this globe (or at least its a lot more urban areas), with their turquoise complexions and artfully mish-mashed clothes types.
Kim’s solo exhibition, Seoul of the Dead, collected similarly colorful zombie illustrations, which are obtainable as a printed zine from the SSE Project. Kim also contributed to the SSE Project book The Finish of the Globe, adding his visions of a post-human planet. You can see far more of Kim’s work at Behance, as nicely as on his Facebook page.