44″ x 30″
Archival inkjet canvas print with pastel embellishment
As a Korean American artist placed between vastly different cultures, the strongest form of cultural identity I hold is the food I consume on a daily basis. This work is both an embodiment and critique of the self, as the significant food is thrown in the air by a heavily tattooed figure. The figure is consumed and shrouded by the deep red slurry of Korean soft tofu stew. Embellished Edition 2 of 3.
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Ryan Ko is a Korean American artist with a studio practice based in Arizona. He earned his BFA from Arizona State University. His work explores the concepts of memory, absence, and the bond and inherent distance between family members and the deceased. Through the integration and reimagining of familial archival images, his work is inquisitive in nature; Can we form memories with those that are already gone, and can we find them in places they have never been? Do we separate from death, discovery, and longing, or do we surrender to it?