POV: Research

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?


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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:

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His works are very quirky and abstract at the same time very colourful. I want to incorporate these elements into my works.

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She has a very unique style and emphasises some words to attract the viewers attention.

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