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Touching the Screen Painting

ShinYoung An

United States

Painting, Oil on Canvas

Size: 18 W x 24 H x 1.5 D in

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Backdrop article is about the "Comfort Women" of Korea, where rape was a weapon of war like sex slavery. The Japanese invasion of Korea during World War II was a well-organized operation by the Japanese military to round up young Korean(Asian) women to service the invading armies. Known as "Comfort Women," these young girls were forced into brothels for the duration of the war. More than 70 years after the invasion, many Japanese deny this outrage and have not offered an apology to victims. This kind of war crime should never be forgotten so what happened will never happen again. If Japan wants to stand up as a respected nation, it must reflect on its past history and must apologize to its victims. The world should remember the famous quote by the Spanish philosopher, George Santayana, “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

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Painting:Oil on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:18 W x 24 H x 1.5 D in

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Through my oil paintings, I transform frustration into impact. I cut out news articles to form the backdrop of my work, capturing the disturbing realities I encounter. Amidst my annoyance, I also seek inspirational stories to preserve and enlighten future generations. Engaging viewers with interactive elements, I paint portraits, hands, and feet doing mundane tasks intertwined with the collages. From a distance, the figures stand alone, but upon closer inspection, the articles reveal themselves, urging viewers to delve deeper and become aware. With this unique approach, I aim to make a lasting difference and inspire societal change.

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