Christina Yuna Ko

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Miss Cosmic Princess, 2013

Acrylic on canvas on foam and masonite, Dimensions Variable, Duration Variable


This painting is part of my "Girls Trying to be Candy" series of paintings examining the language of cuteness and infantilization that has come to dominate the way in which we perceive female beauty. I am interested in depicting the generic and iconic nature of the language of the cute and the beautiful. Hence, features of a face are made into form, colors made into form, and form made into icons associated with the cute and the beautiful. When these different elements are put together, they automatically become faces, despite the manipulation of the features. Therefore, cute objects, generalized features and abstracted shapes are depicted alongside one another without losing their association to a girl and to a face.

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