TEN Season 2 continues this month with an inspirational piece of digital art from Korean artist Soongyu Gwon.
As well as operating as creative director at D.FY Inc. Design Group in Seoul, Gwon is also a man searching for the deeper meanings in life.
Motivated by personal reflection deeply related to his culture and Korea’s 5,000 year history, he defines himself more as an image maker than simply a designer.
TEN Season 2 was an opportunity for Gwon to conceive a work without compromise or constraint, giving his imagination free rein. His work, entitled ‘Kentauros’ blends Greek mythology with fantasy and contains many surprises in its style.
He disrupts the traditional codes surrounding the Centaur myth by replacing the traditionally brutal, half man-half horse creature with a fragile young girl. Set in a desolated fantasy world, a dead tree seems to shelter her from threatening crows.
“I found the perfect young girl image on Fotolia. I replaced her legs with those of a foal, rather than those of a horse, to emphasize her fragility,” explains Gwon. “The presence of crows increases tension, and generates fear. The dead tree branches create a protection around the Centaur. The three moons in the sky lend a fantastic atmosphere to the whole. I finished with adjusting the colours tone, and added some blue tone, to make the cold feel.”
Soongyu Gwon’s PSD will be available free of charge for 24 hours from 10am on the 8th of February and includes all layers and effects for you to learn from. His PSD, entitled ‘Kentauros’ will show you how to embody an idea by including various unrelated photos, through image manipulation, saturation and colour.
You can also visit the TEN Collection Shop where you can order the artist’s work on a poster, a wall canvas or a t shirt.
Two videos, both with subtitles in 12 languages, were shot in the artist’s country. The one presenting his everyday world will is available in sneak preview on the dedicated TEN Facebook Page. The video unveiling his work techniques will be available on the D-Day, February 8th, on the Youtube TEN Collection channel and on the the TEN Collection website.