The latest NSAG show is now up featuring 30 matchbook paintings from Jee Hoon Stark. The works a so intricately detailed that I’m thinking of attaching a magnifying glass to the gallery with a string, since that’s how he created all the art in the first place.
In his words:
Matchbook Paintings were inspired from the workshop I participated in Tokyo last year. I was invited to work with an incredible miniature artisan to learn and create three-dimensional small worlds. It was an uplifting experience in both mentally and physically. Afterward, I began working with small paintings/drawings and the results became many series of intricate paintings on matchbooks. It is an on going project, which I would like to continue to experiment with different techniques and methods for piecing small worlds.