What You Believe
Savannah, Georgia: Savannah College of Art and Design (Atlanta)
Thesis (M.F.A.) -- Painting
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Painting
Works cited: page 25.
"This thesis explores the relationship between power structures and the general masses in my work. As the general public established dominant positions in society, establishments worried about the collapse of the old system and the corrosion of traditional values, so they criticized the new type of culture as low culture. Many critics believed that the elite group should control the uneducated public. The elite desensitize to an indifferent and passive public slowly, gradually, and repeatedly to pursue their agenda (Kang 18-21). By examining the historical cases and studies of philosophers, critics and intellectuals, I realized the society operates more structurally and intentionally according to elite power interests rather than what people recognize. It has influenced not only one society but also the world. This idea seems like a conspiracy theory, but as a Korean citizen, I feel that this exists in reality. There are many examples of this in Korea. My works, consisting of paintings, sculptures and installation works, explore this theory to alert the public who are unconsciously controlled by these forces."
Keywords: Power structure, elite, public, playmobils, control
CHAIR: Brown, Michael V.
PDF : 25 pages, color illustrations
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