Tuesday, October 25, 2011

sketches around Sewoon Shopping Mall, Seoul

a scenery of neighboring buildings, pen and watercolor, 24.9 x 35cm

main entrance of Sewoon Shopping Mall from Jongno 3-ga, pen and watercolor, 24 x 33.8cm

viewed from 2nd floor on Sewoon shopping center, pen and watercolor, 24 x 33.8cm

the opposite side on Sewoon shopping center, pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm
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Sewoon Shopping Mall is a shopping area located between Jongno 3-ga and Toegyero 3-ga, which was the modernization icon of the city in the 1960s. The shopping area is well known for selling electronics. But recently, the Seoul metropolitan government began demolishing its buildings, starting with Hyundai Arcade, with the intention of building tree-covered plazas in their place.
The area around Sewoon shopping centre will be reconstructed to constitute central Seoul. Lots of old aged buildings in the neighborhood  harmonize with each other spontaneously. I will visit and sketch around the worn-out buildings frequently before demolition is accelerated.
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서울 현대사의 애환과 함께 해 온 세운상가 주변은 남아있는 스케치의 보물상자라고 할 수 있겠습니다.

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