Sungyoon Kim’s works are often created in the style of 19th century painter, John Singer Sargent (c. 1856 - 1925). However, this appropriation ends there, as Kim depicts a wide range of unique subject matter and settings. In this way, the artist draws attention to the question of the discontinuation of artistic practices and developments amid an ever-changing industrial and technological society.
During Yunsung Lee's process, he combines Japanese animation clichés with traditional techniques of Western painting in the search for a new artistic form and language. As homogenous colors are layered onto the surface, they begin to remove a sense of perspective, thereby transforming what should be perceived as a three-dimensional world into an entirely flat one. These exaggerated features pay homage to the unrealistic expectations of women that can be found not only in Western classical painting, but in images of the 21st century.