When I first got to know about this project, I wanted to talk about K-Pop idols. They may seem very glamorous and perfect on the outside but is that really what is happening behind the scenes?
There are many articles online that show the ugly side of being a K-Pop idol. It is a very competitive and definitely not an easy journey for these idols.
” Because image matters so much for a Korean idol, plastic surgery and skin lightening (or tanning in some cases– Hyorin) is such a big deal.
Plastic surgery, including cosmetic surgery and skin bleaching, is often mandatory before debut now, but more on that later when I talk about everything from scams to slave contracts to being forced to provide sexual services. “
-based on http://aminoapps.com/page/k-pop/1381693/the-dark-side-behind-the-glamour-of-the-industry
Some of the artists reference that I researched doing up my work are the following:
His works are very quirky and abstract at the same time very colourful. I want to incorporate these elements into my works.
She has a very unique style and emphasises some words to attract the viewers attention.