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Modern artist Byun Shi-ji offers comfort revealing severe loneliness in paintings
Modern artist Byun Shi-ji offers comfort revealing severe loneliness in paintings
Arts&DesignOct 21, 2020
You may feel poignant loneliness in the paintings. The man who walks with a cane facing strong wind or a typhoon may look so lonely that it brings tears to your eyes. But at the same time, you will feel solace. What made his life so arduous? The question will linger in your mind as you view the works of Korean modern artist Byun Shi-ji at the Gana Art Center exhibition that features 40 paintings from his final years on Jeju Island, where he died in 2013. Born in 1926 on Jeju Island, the ar