jodae


jodae is a member of the artist group SUPACRQS (super circus). originally deeply rooted in writing letters, jodae was inspired by his love for wildstyle and gangsta rap to get deeper into the one thing that is the basis for both: letters. thus he developed his own typo. while he might feel more comfortable speaking in korean, he chose to use the western alphabet as target of his work for aesthetic reasons. this decision consequently questions the nature of the connection between spoken and written language and their value in expressing oneself. in the 'serious series' he expresses a dissatisfaction with korean cultural content, and transmits his calligraphy style message straight and direct in a legal, public space.

"find out symbolic culture without kimchi signature. because of english this canvas does stay stylish. what u get in this serious series, sometimes simpler is better." (artist's statement)

 

www.jodae.com

www.supacrqs.org

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