The Monsters on Maple Street | SEUNGYEA PARK

To know one’s self is to be able to observe one’s self. It is to know that the external world is a mere mirror of one’s internal world and that all is connected as one in this vast, yet narrow space we call life.

A relentless explorer of the inner self is Korean artist, Seungyea Park, otherwise known as Spunky Zoe.

Park uses pen and acrylic to artistically express the journey of fear that permeates in the inner self, which she calls, “Monstrousness.” She analyzes the archaic systems in place that use fear and horror to maintain imbalances of justice in the world; fear being the dominant construct that is used to control and subdue people. After all, it is in our primitive nature to orient towards danger, to be prepared for fight, flight, freeze and in the case of the consciousness of the masses, hypnotic paralysis that shuts us down and leaves us comfortably numb to everything around us.

Park’s intriguing art work captivates my attention as I gaze into the juxtaposition of her dark side with the beauty and skill she produces as an act of love. The template of her work is drawn from observing and documenting the contradictions of the “I” inside of herself with the “I” outside of herself. Her knowledge and heightened awareness, combined with mesmerizing artistic skill, will leave my “I” coming back for more.

To know one's self is to be able to observe one's self. It is to know that the external world is a mere mirror of one's internal world and that all is connected as one in this vast, yet narrow space we call life. A relentless explorer of the inner self is Korean artist, Seungyea Park, otherwise knows as Spunky Zoe. Park uses pen and acrylic to artistically express the journey of fear that permeates in the inner self, which she calls, "Monstrousness." She analyzes the archaic systems in place that use fear and horror to maintain imbalances of justice in the world. Fear being the dominant construct that is used to control and subdue people. After all, it is in our primitive nature to orient towards danger, to be prepared for fight, flight, freeze and in the case of the consciousness of the masses, hypnotic paralysis that shuts us down and leaves us comfortably numb to everything around us. Park's intriguing art work captivates my attention as I gaze into the juxtaposition of her dark side and fears with the beauty and skill she produces as an act of love. The template of her work is drawn from observing and documenting the contradictions of the "I" inside of herself with the "I" outside of herself. Her knowledge and heightened awareness, combined with mesmerizing artistic skill, will leave my "I" coming back for more. Via news.upperplayground.com (1)

To know one's self is to be able to observe one's self. It is to know that the external world is a mere mirror of one's internal world and that all is connected as one in this vast, yet narrow space we call life. A relentless explorer of the inner self is Korean artist, Seungyea Park, otherwise knows as Spunky Zoe. Park uses pen and acrylic to artistically express the journey of fear that permeates in the inner self, which she calls, "Monstrousness." She analyzes the archaic systems in place that use fear and horror to maintain imbalances of justice in the world. Fear being the dominant construct that is used to control and subdue people. After all, it is in our primitive nature to orient towards danger, to be prepared for fight, flight, freeze and in the case of the consciousness of the masses, hypnotic paralysis that shuts us down and leaves us comfortably numb to everything around us. Park's intriguing art work captivates my attention as I gaze into the juxtaposition of her dark side and fears with the beauty and skill she produces as an act of love. The template of her work is drawn from observing and documenting the contradictions of the "I" inside of herself with the "I" outside of herself. Her knowledge and heightened awareness, combined with mesmerizing artistic skill, will leave my "I" coming back for more. Via news.upperplayground.com (2)

To know one's self is to be able to observe one's self. It is to know that the external world is a mere mirror of one's internal world and that all is connected as one in this vast, yet narrow space we call life. A relentless explorer of the inner self is Korean artist, Seungyea Park, otherwise knows as Spunky Zoe. Park uses pen and acrylic to artistically express the journey of fear that permeates in the inner self, which she calls, "Monstrousness." She analyzes the archaic systems in place that use fear and horror to maintain imbalances of justice in the world. Fear being the dominant construct that is used to control and subdue people. After all, it is in our primitive nature to orient towards danger, to be prepared for fight, flight, freeze and in the case of the consciousness of the masses, hypnotic paralysis that shuts us down and leaves us comfortably numb to everything around us. Park's intriguing art work captivates my attention as I gaze into the juxtaposition of her dark side and fears with the beauty and skill she produces as an act of love. The template of her work is drawn from observing and documenting the contradictions of the "I" inside of herself with the "I" outside of herself. Her knowledge and heightened awareness, combined with mesmerizing artistic skill, will leave my "I" coming back for more. Via news.upperplayground.com (3)

To know one's self is to be able to observe one's self. It is to know that the external world is a mere mirror of one's internal world and that all is connected as one in this vast, yet narrow space we call life. A relentless explorer of the inner self is Korean artist, Seungyea Park, otherwise knows as Spunky Zoe. Park uses pen and acrylic to artistically express the journey of fear that permeates in the inner self, which she calls, "Monstrousness." She analyzes the archaic systems in place that use fear and horror to maintain imbalances of justice in the world. Fear being the dominant construct that is used to control and subdue people. After all, it is in our primitive nature to orient towards danger, to be prepared for fight, flight, freeze and in the case of the consciousness of the masses, hypnotic paralysis that shuts us down and leaves us comfortably numb to everything around us. Park's intriguing art work captivates my attention as I gaze into the juxtaposition of her dark side and fears with the beauty and skill she produces as an act of love. The template of her work is drawn from observing and documenting the contradictions of the "I" inside of herself with the "I" outside of herself. Her knowledge and heightened awareness, combined with mesmerizing artistic skill, will leave my "I" coming back for more. Via news.upperplayground.com (4)To know one's self is to be able to observe one's self. It is to know that the external world is a mere mirror of one's internal world and that all is connected as one in this vast, yet narrow space we call life. A relentless explorer of the inner self is Korean artist, Seungyea Park, otherwise knows as Spunky Zoe. Park uses pen and acrylic to artistically express the journey of fear that permeates in the inner self, which she calls, "Monstrousness." She analyzes the archaic systems in place that use fear and horror to maintain imbalances of justice in the world. Fear being the dominant construct that is used to control and subdue people. After all, it is in our primitive nature to orient towards danger, to be prepared for fight, flight, freeze and in the case of the consciousness of the masses, hypnotic paralysis that shuts us down and leaves us comfortably numb to everything around us. Park's intriguing art work captivates my attention as I gaze into the juxtaposition of her dark side and fears with the beauty and skill she produces as an act of love. The template of her work is drawn from observing and documenting the contradictions of the "I" inside of herself with the "I" outside of herself. Her knowledge and heightened awareness, combined with mesmerizing artistic skill, will leave my "I" coming back for more. Via news.upperplayground.com (5)

To know one's self is to be able to observe one's self. It is to know that the external world is a mere mirror of one's internal world and that all is connected as one in this vast, yet narrow space we call life. A relentless explorer of the inner self is Korean artist, Seungyea Park, otherwise knows as Spunky Zoe. Park uses pen and acrylic to artistically express the journey of fear that permeates in the inner self, which she calls, "Monstrousness." She analyzes the archaic systems in place that use fear and horror to maintain imbalances of justice in the world. Fear being the dominant construct that is used to control and subdue people. After all, it is in our primitive nature to orient towards danger, to be prepared for fight, flight, freeze and in the case of the consciousness of the masses, hypnotic paralysis that shuts us down and leaves us comfortably numb to everything around us. Park's intriguing art work captivates my attention as I gaze into the juxtaposition of her dark side and fears with the beauty and skill she produces as an act of love. The template of her work is drawn from observing and documenting the contradictions of the "I" inside of herself with the "I" outside of herself. Her knowledge and heightened awareness, combined with mesmerizing artistic skill, will leave my "I" coming back for more. Via news.upperplayground.com (6)

To know one's self is to be able to observe one's self. It is to know that the external world is a mere mirror of one's internal world and that all is connected as one in this vast, yet narrow space we call life. A relentless explorer of the inner self is Korean artist, Seungyea Park, otherwise knows as Spunky Zoe. Park uses pen and acrylic to artistically express the journey of fear that permeates in the inner self, which she calls, "Monstrousness." She analyzes the archaic systems in place that use fear and horror to maintain imbalances of justice in the world. Fear being the dominant construct that is used to control and subdue people. After all, it is in our primitive nature to orient towards danger, to be prepared for fight, flight, freeze and in the case of the consciousness of the masses, hypnotic paralysis that shuts us down and leaves us comfortably numb to everything around us. Park's intriguing art work captivates my attention as I gaze into the juxtaposition of her dark side and fears with the beauty and skill she produces as an act of love. The template of her work is drawn from observing and documenting the contradictions of the "I" inside of herself with the "I" outside of herself. Her knowledge and heightened awareness, combined with mesmerizing artistic skill, will leave my "I" coming back for more. Via news.upperplayground.com (7)

To know one's self is to be able to observe one's self. It is to know that the external world is a mere mirror of one's internal world and that all is connected as one in this vast, yet narrow space we call life. A relentless explorer of the inner self is Korean artist, Seungyea Park, otherwise knows as Spunky Zoe. Park uses pen and acrylic to artistically express the journey of fear that permeates in the inner self, which she calls, "Monstrousness." She analyzes the archaic systems in place that use fear and horror to maintain imbalances of justice in the world. Fear being the dominant construct that is used to control and subdue people. After all, it is in our primitive nature to orient towards danger, to be prepared for fight, flight, freeze and in the case of the consciousness of the masses, hypnotic paralysis that shuts us down and leaves us comfortably numb to everything around us. Park's intriguing art work captivates my attention as I gaze into the juxtaposition of her dark side and fears with the beauty and skill she produces as an act of love. The template of her work is drawn from observing and documenting the contradictions of the "I" inside of herself with the "I" outside of herself. Her knowledge and heightened awareness, combined with mesmerizing artistic skill, will leave my "I" coming back for more. Via news.upperplayground.com (8)

Beauty in Stillness | ENSEE

Mi-Kyung Choi, who goes by the name, ENSEE, is a Korean digital artist and illustrator. Her illustrations reverberate profound beauty in stillness as if capturing moments of the organizational and curious thoughts that stream through her life. The kind of art that takes stillness into a familiar place of love and beauty. A place we often forget within our own selves.
Some of the images appear to be self-portraits that conceal, and yet reveal, her essence and unique talent.

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Mi-Kyung Choi, who goes by the name, ENSEE, is a Korean digital artist and illustrator. Her illustrations reverberate profound beauty in stillness as if capturing moments of the organizational and curious thoughts that stream through her life. The kind of art that takes stillness into a familiar place of love and beauty. A place we often forget within our own selves. Via news.upperplayground.com (1)

Mi-Kyung Choi, who goes by the name, ENSEE, is a Korean digital artist and illustrator. Her illustrations reverberate profound beauty in stillness as if capturing moments of the organizational and curious thoughts that stream through her life. The kind of art that takes stillness into a familiar place of love and beauty. A place we often forget within our own selves. Via news.upperplayground.com (2)

Mi-Kyung Choi, who goes by the name, ENSEE, is a Korean digital artist and illustrator. Her illustrations reverberate profound beauty in stillness as if capturing moments of the organizational and curious thoughts that stream through her life. The kind of art that takes stillness into a familiar place of love and beauty. A place we often forget within our own selves. Via news.upperplayground.com (3)

Mi-Kyung Choi, who goes by the name, ENSEE, is a Korean digital artist and illustrator. Her illustrations reverberate profound beauty in stillness as if capturing moments of the organizational and curious thoughts that stream through her life. The kind of art that takes stillness into a familiar place of love and beauty. A place we often forget within our own selves. Via news.upperplayground.com (4)

Mi-Kyung Choi, who goes by the name, ENSEE, is a Korean digital artist and illustrator. Her illustrations reverberate profound beauty in stillness as if capturing moments of the organizational and curious thoughts that stream through her life. The kind of art that takes stillness into a familiar place of love and beauty. A place we often forget within our own selves. Via news.upperplayground.com (5)

HAUNTING PAINTINGS BY MOON CHANPIL

by Ariadna Zierold

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Korean artist Moon Chanpil paints imaginative illustrations of people and animals coexisting in a witty, and sometimes unsettling, world.

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Her bear, tiger, and chimp characters act like silly humans, wearing colorful suits and protesting early mornings. With magnetizing cat eye-like stares, they gaze directly at the viewer like a predator ready to pounce or shivering prey.

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MANGCHI BAND PRESS RELEASE: David Choe x Money Mark x Steve Lee starts a band

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Upper Playground artist David Choe who mysteriously, “paused” his popular DVDASA health podcast, has now resurfaced as part of a new performance art/punk band called ‘MANGCHI’. Manchi which means ‘hammer’ in Korean is now slowly taking shape before us as visual clues about mangchi and strange videos are found to be leaking into the interweb:

PRESS RELEASE: “A fart from a child born without a butthole” , is what MANGCHI sounds like said 1 of the 2 people who were let into a room to hear this new sound. The second person, John Cusack , actor/comedian/artist from such films as  “SAY ANYTHING” and “ROADSIDE PROPHETS” described the music as “If korn, depeche mode and the beastie boys were forced in a bus together to tour north korea, and all their lead singers quit in the middle of the tour, and the band picked up the korean versions of Debbie Gibson, Stacey-Q, and buddy Holly to replace the singers who just happened to be hitchhiking on The north korean countryside road, and then they all got in a tour bus accident and all got whiplash and broken bones, but Kim JONG UN made them play a show anyways with broken necks right on the side of road using the broken car parts as instruments over the non-existent ambulance sirens, that’s the closest I can get to describing the MANGCHI sound…. So basically listening to GOD’s voice as he’s hitting puberty… so basically Art.”

The Mangchi band consists of many moving parts and many easily replaceable members. Some people don’t even consider mangchi a band and more of a gang. Since joining mangchi certain family members wont even talk to them anymore. Current and founding members are

MONEY MARK aka $ aka MARK

IGLOO HONG aka david chow aka david chioughx aka dave choe

STEEBEE WEEBEE aka the funnier oil brother aka Quangou

Similar to 90’s super group NKOTB aka new kids on the block , everyone in MANGCHI sings and play all the instruments and switch off on different songs, wether they know how to sing or play is irrelevant. Zero point zero emphasis is put on technique and 113% percent of emphasis is put on heart and soul.

It is not a strange occurrence to see members of the band crying while eating or while recording their own songs, because they are so moved by their own words.

This is the story and sound of MANGCHI, this is how it all begins. A tale of sordid plastic sex off the dirty streets of Hollywood blvd. Failed comedian auctioneer ,STEEBEE WEEBEE and Failed cult Leader and motivational speaker , met one day at a sex shop on Hollywood blvd. while waiting in line to buy essential sensual oils they desperately needed for sex toys they had both shoplifted previous.

They got to talking, while waiting for the gentleman in front of them making a huge purchase of cockrings. Both had a burning desire to spread the message of love and joy, one through the platform of comedy and the other through religion, and both had lost. They had the right message but found the wrong vessel to be delivered ,with a renewed interest in spreading love to the world they dropped their oils right there and with a newfound spring in their step , they followed the cockring purchaser , and all 3 started to walk out onto Hollywood blvd. at the same time as like an episode of 3 stooges all three got stuck walking out at the same time as a rainbow of cockrings scattered all over the famous stars on the blvd. they looked up to see none other than ,jedi MASTER MONEY MARK, the 2 young men fell to their knees as they started to kiss the feet of their master. It was fate it was serendipity. The two young men had grown up inspired and heavily influenced by the money mark sound from beastie boys “check your head “era . Money mark had written more hit songs that they loved and cherished more than anyone, completely ignoring the fact that, why would one person need so many cock rings.  They discovered that,  Money mark had toured with the beastie boys for over 2 decades, with the passing of MCA rip, the beastie boys had disbanded and now money mark had gone into a deep depression but was now ready to create a new sound ,a new hope with a message of love that would explode and deafen the world with  the joyous sounds of wonder and delight.

Now that the boys all met and put their hands together in a triple high five and a promise to each other to try harder and work harder, mangchi has officially been a band for two weeks, now (one week of working out one week to make the album  -not joking) years and years of repressed feelings and emotions coupled with a shared vast musical eclectic influence amongst the three men, the music just came pouring out as if they were possessed. The first album was done in 5 days the remix album took 1 on the 7th day they rested and now they are hard at work on the second and third album, even before the first one has even been released.

Once again like the three stooges, they eat, shit, read , fuck, fight, sleep and do everything together from the hidden MANGCHI compound in NORTH KOREA TOWN.

Currently they are testing the music out at keroke bars, bringing their own instrumental tracks in on laser disc and at jews for jesus bar mitzvahs and senior citizen Quinceañera’s . if you don’t want to wait for your grandmothers 15 year old party, you can see MANgCHI perform every night with the house band at the Mexican bar on 8th and western in SOUTH KOREA TOWN. they also recently pooled their resources together to purchase an AV/BIZDEV/roadie/publicist/web designer who is working tirelessly night and day to try to capture the mangchi sound on his cellphone to upload it to a website MANGCHI.COM

Why are they called mangchi?

Because it means hammer and because it’s fucking time.

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What North Korea looks like

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We are all really fascinated about what really happens in North Korea. VICE’s amazing travel report from the secretive nation was brilliant, compelling comedic theater, and now comes Charlie Cranes’ series of photographs from the NK capital, Pyongyang. These are just a few photos from a series by the UK-based photographer.

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