Jang Koal
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Blending cartoon-like forms with Eastern painting techniques, Jang Koal produces enticing narratives populated by a host of daring female characters.

Although she has a background in illustration work, Koal started out in painting and employs age-old techniques, using multiple layers of paint on traditional Korean paper, hanji.

Cat-like eyes, strong lashes, bright red lips and pale white skin are trademark features of Koal’s powerful figures, the protagonists in a world where exploration and discovery are key. As the artist herself explains, “losing one’s sense of curiosity and the will to discover something new is even scarier than the unknown.” Koal’s first solo exhibition was held in Seoul in 2016.