Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Year-end sketches at Mullae Art Village, Seoul

main street scene of old fashioned iron mills at Mullae-dong, 
pen and watercolor, (36 x 51cm)

an alley scene at Mullae Art Village, pencil and watercolor, (29.6 x 42cm)

an inside scene of cafe "308 Mohenic Stay", pencil, (29.6 x 42cm)

a bustling landscape of ironworks, pen, (21 x 29.6cm)

street scene viewed from the road adjacent to the Anglican Church of Korea, 
pen and watercolor, (36 x 51cm)
Last Saturday, we Seoul urban sketchers held this year’s final sketch meeting at Mullae Creative Village(문래 창작촌), Guro-gu, Seoul. Mullae Village has been famous for its ironworks complex for a long time, but it has recently been transformed into a space of young artists, one by one, where steel mills have left. With modern skyscrapers built around it, the creative village is being reborn as a small attraction in the city where old industry and new art coexist. 
The weather was a little cold and cloudy, and besides, it rained in the afternoon, forcing us to sketch outdoors under the iron factory eaves to avoid it. While sketching from place to place, I thought about the future of the village, looking at the ironworks that are disappearing one by one and the workshops and cafes of young artists that are changing their spaces in various ways. This village, where old and new coexist without destroying the existing facilities, is an interesting and picturesque place for urban sketchers.
Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all urban sketchers!
철공소단지가 젊은 예술촌으로 변모해가는 문래동...
철판 쇳소리를 용접 불꽃에 녹이던 삶의 현장~~
변해가는 물결에 하나둘 사라져가는 산업시대의 자취들...
속속 고층빌딩들 사이로 쇳가루 골목길엔 향수가 배어있고
둔탁함과 아기자기함이 어우러지며 꽃피는 이야기 속에 
새로운 핫 플레이스~문래동의 스케치꺼리가 넘쳐납니다.
새해 복들 많이 받으시고 스케치 현장에서 뵈어요!

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