Annonciation dans la boucherie II, 2011, natural pigment, Chinese ink and gold powder on Korean paper, 73x100m
Annonciation dans la boucherie I, 2011, natural pigment, Chinese ink and gold powder on Korean paper, 53,6x72,7cm
St. Thomas d'Aquin dans la boucherie, 2011, natural pigment, Chinese ink and gold powder on Korean paper, 50x50cm
Un petit saint, 2012, natural pigment, Chinese ink and gold powder on Korean paper, 45x37cm
Stella Sujin's "annunciations" 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.