ANNUNCIATION


Stella Sujin's "annonciations" derive from a philosophical reflection developped in biopolitical thoughts and a questioning of identity as put into words by Michel Foucault.

Combined with the philosophical influence is her cultural background; the phallocratic aspect of Korean culture (where women are subject to social stereotypes) has lead the artist to question her own identity as a Korean woman and her social role of reproducting.

Tackling the subject of giving birth through her surrealist paintings and drawings inspired by Christian iconography - this shows especially when she reapproriates the icon of Virgin Mary, symbol of the oriental Church - she elaborates an aesthetic narration on a related theme, "decomposition of the female body", where aesthetic hybritiy draws our attention.