Taeyang recently posted on his Instagram two pieces from online illustrator Obsidian from her upcoming exhibit in June, which will be her first “offline” exhibit. The theme of the exhibit is classic western fairy tales reinterpreted in a Korean traditional style.
“Beauty and the Beast”
More about the artist below the cut:
“Alice in Wonderland”
Obsidian(@00obsidian00) later tweeted:
“I heard Bigbang’s Taeyang uploaded my drawings on his instagram. I’m not sure how that came about, I feel strange. I don’t pay much attention to idols, but I always check out new songs by Big Bang. Their music videos and outfits are my style.
I signed up for instagram yesterday to thank BB’s Taeyang for uploading my drawing of the Korean version of “Beauty and the Beast” And just a little while ago he also uploaded the drawing of “Alice and Wonderland”! Fans are curious as to why he uploaded the pictures because the pictures were uploaded without words. I’m curious as well.
Anyway.. I’m sure you won’t read this but Taeyang, thank you for your interest in my pictures! I’m eagerly awaiting Big Bang’s comeback and new music.”
These and other drawings and paintings will be part of a private exhibit on June 17-30 with proceeds from the exhibit to be donated to former comfort women from the Japanese Occupation of Korea during World War II. Obsidian said that she had seen the pictures drawn by the elderly former comfort women and it pained her. She said “I want to lend my support to the former comfort women through this project.”
More about the exhibit (and more of her art) on her blog. Thanks to piglet and Carol of YBmania for translations and helping put together this post!