In Kim Joon’s works, the human body becomes the canvas. Tattooing is a social taboo in Korea, where it is preconceived to be carried only by criminals and prisoners. However, tattooing is fast becoming popular as the younger generation craves for more individuality. Yet, only qualified medical professionals can perform the procedures and many tattoo artists practise their trade in secret. Mocking the authorities, Kim Joon paints ironic and iconic imagery on his subjects. The individual is lost amidst the clamoring colors, patterns and brand images.
[all images © Kim Joon]
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