South Korean boy band, Bangtan Sonyeondan’s chief and world icon Kim Namjoon’s love for high-quality artwork is an integral a part of his inventive id and the BTS Military can vouch for the Rap Monster or RM’s admiration for visible aesthetics, his incorporation of artwork references in his lyrics and his engagement with artwork initiatives that showcase his ardour for the wonder and creativity discovered on this artwork kind. Namjoon retains visiting a number of artwork museums world wide and has shared his experiences and photographs from these visits on social media, expressing his fascination with the artworks he encounters whereas his museum visits spotlight his curiosity and need to immerse himself on the planet of high-quality artwork.
In case you are a stan, you’ll know that Namjoon typically incorporates references to high-quality artwork in his track lyrics the place he makes use of metaphors and allusions to work, sculptures and different artwork varieties to convey feelings and ideas and these references exhibit his deep appreciation for the visible points of high-quality artwork and his capability to combine them into his musical storytelling. The rapper has collaborated with numerous artists from completely different inventive disciplines. For instance, he labored with Danish artist Jakob Steen for the art work of his mixtape “RM.” Their collaboration resulted in visually beautiful album covers that blended Namjoon’s music with Steen’s inventive imaginative and prescient.
The Okay-Pop idol has proven assist for artwork initiatives and occasions and took part within the “Join, BTS” challenge, which aimed to bridge artwork and music by commissioning artworks and internet hosting exhibitions throughout completely different cities globally the place his involvement demonstrates his perception within the significance of artwork in connecting folks and fostering cultural trade. Namjoon additionally retains sharing glimpses of his private artwork assortment, has talked about his love for accumulating artwork items and the way they encourage and uplift him and his assortment showcases his discerning style and his need to encompass himself with significant inventive creations.
In a latest interview with Vogue Korea, RM was requested about his highly effective first encounter with artwork and whereas gushing concerning the work by Monet, van Gogh and Seurat that he noticed on the Artwork Institute of Chicago, Namjoon shared, “I believe it was towards the top of 2018. I used to be on tour on the time however I made a decision to make use of some free time to go to a museum that day. After I noticed these well-known work that I’d solely seen in artwork textbooks or on the Web and really felt their matières and presence, I knew I’d made the proper selection. I’ve no inventive expertise, so I couldn’t assist however marvel, with my jaw on the ground, on the unimaginable colors and methods of these grasp artists. For some cause, I used to be fairly shaken by A Sunday on La Grande Jatte.”
For the uninitiated, “A Sunday on La Grande Jatte” is a famend portray created by French artist Georges Seurat and accomplished in 1884, it’s one among Seurat’s most iconic and influential works, showcasing his distinctive portray approach referred to as Pointillism or Divisionism. The portray depicts a leisurely scene on the banks of the Seine River in Paris, particularly on the island of La Grande Jatte, it captures a sunny Sunday afternoon, with folks, animals and nature coming collectively in a harmonious tableau.
Seurat meticulously utilized small dots or factors of pure color to the canvas, which, when seen from a distance, mix collectively to create an general picture and this system permits for a vibrant and luminous impact, enhancing the play of sunshine and shade within the portray. In “A Sunday on La Grande Jatte,” Seurat presents a cross-section of society, portraying numerous social lessons, ages and actions, persons are seen strolling, sitting and even fishing, participating in moments of rest and pleasure and the composition is rigorously balanced, with figures strategically positioned all through the scene, creating a way of order and symmetry.
The portray exemplifies Seurat’s curiosity within the science of color and optics as he rigorously studied how colors interacted with one another, utilizing contrasting and complementary hues to realize a way of depth and ambiance and this meticulous method to color and composition elevates the portray to a stage of precision and element that’s each mesmerizing and modern. “A Sunday on La Grande Jatte” is taken into account a masterpiece of Put up-Impressionism and a seminal work within the improvement of contemporary artwork because it embodies Seurat’s dedication to meticulous approach, his exploration of color concept and his capability to seize the essence of a second in time.
Immediately, the portray is housed within the Artwork Institute of Chicago, the place it continues to captivate audiences and encourage admiration for Seurat’s technical ability and inventive imaginative and prescient. It stays a big cultural and inventive landmark, symbolizing the convergence of artwork, science, and the great thing about on a regular basis life.
Speaking about why he likes to share the artwork he sees at reveals with the general public, RM confessed, “I consider an Instagram account — particularly that of a public determine — as a channel of curation. It exhibits what the account holder is interested by, what they need to reveal and categorical about themselves. Sure, I do discover my position as some type of artwork influencer burdensome at instances, however I put up about these artwork exhibits and works within the hope that individuals who like me and observe me on social media will even get some enjoyment out of it. Particularly so as a result of I’d like members of the younger era, together with myself, to take extra curiosity in trendy and modern Korean artwork in addition to historical artwork varieties.”
Calling media and efficiency artwork “more durable” than work and crafts because it “takes extra effort to understand”, RM opined, “I believe it’s essential to view and expertise artwork within the areas the place it’s meant to be proven, resembling a museum. But it surely’s troublesome for me to spend an hour or extra watching a media present or some efficiency artwork at a sure venue. As I develop fonder of artwork, although, I count on I’ll develop extra of an curiosity in these types of artwork. I do discover the works of Nam June Paik, Lee Seung-taek, Hito Steyerl and Bruce Nauman fairly fascinating. I haven’t seen any efficiency artwork stay but. What I see on YouTube feels a bit weak to me. I get pleasure from going to artwork reveals not only for the sake of artwork but additionally as a pastime, for a change of environment. Whereas viewing work and crafts, I really like deciphering and analysing the matières and the background tales. To be sincere, work and crafts are prettier and extra accessible, aren’t they? I believe it’s laborious to disclaim.”
Because the chief and major inventive power behind BTS, Namjoon actively contributes to the inventive route of the group’s music movies, performances and visible ideas. His involvement displays his dedication to incorporating inventive components and elevating the general aesthetic high quality of their work.