Aprons full of
happiness, anger, sorrow and joy
Eastern-style painter Ro Shin-Kyoung
Eastern-style painting artist Ro Shin-Kyoung builds her unique art world
by numerous pieces of cloth and skeins of thread. Eastern-style painting
generally means paintings with black ink on the rice paper; however, recent
Korean paintings go further than such traditional framework. The apron artworks
of Ro Shin-Kyoung reflect such trend. While linking multiple patchworks, she
thought of the apron, which is the common language of all women. The aprons of
Ro Shin-Kyoung have different material, size and shape. Looking at them gives a
feeling that one is peeping into her private life. She completed the aprons a
stitch by stitch for three months like fixing stars in the night sky. It has
been like a series of ritual that contains the pieces of memory in the aprons.
Ro Shin-Kyoung poured her happiness, anger, sorrow and joy on the aprons for
quite a long time. For her, the apron is the life itself.