Korean artist Minarim (@minarim) has been on our minds lately. Her portraits are emotionally charged and elevated by a subtle use of muted colors. The subjects are visually striking and captures the human capacity for longing and desire, while demonstrating her distinct ability to empathize with those around her.
One of our favorites, which was also featured and sold at the 2016 Seoul Art Show, was her piece Comfort (위로 / 06.2016), a simplistic portrait of a lone woman whose gaze pierces deep into the viewer.
Regarding this piece, she has said:
“Even as an adult, it pains me to see others experience loneliness. It would be nice to know what I could say or do in order to comfort them.”
Recently added to our Designer’s Republic shop, the design features the viridian portrait placed in the center of a simple white case. It’s simple and elegant.