Julee Rieu

 

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Inside of a room filled with the scent of blood and urine, a girl, with a face that no longer shines bright due to days and nights of tortures, ended her life of sixteen years. This story, told relentlessly by my grandfather, belongs to the famous Ryu Gwan Soon, a Korean liberty fighter during the Japanese Occupation of Korea. My father’s side of family gleamed with pride knowing the fact that their family produced the national hero.  My mother’s side, on the other hand, gleamed with pride for a very different reason; for supporting the imperial Japanese government, my great grandmother was able to study in Tokyo and become a doctor while her husband was awarded with high-ranking titles and tea plantations.  I mainly attribute my love for exploring the ways of resolving cultural collisions or conflicts to the environment I grew up in. Whenever my families from both sides would gather, the endless hours of debates of whether the occupation contributed to the South Korea’s rapid economic growth erupted.  But, the fraction between families widened as years went by and it became a seed that eventually sprung up and destroyed my parents’ marriage.
I will never understand why you became so bitter and so 잔인해towards us, but I do know this was one of the many countless reasons why you became a cruel father who has rejected his own children. 
And it is so weird to me to witness your facile nobleness on a television but I thank your abandonment, for it has made me experience sorrows that pangs and bruises one’s heart.

Inside of a room filled with the scent of blood and urine, a girl, with a face that no longer shines bright due to days and nights of tortures, ended her life of sixteen years. This story, told relentlessly by my grandfather, belongs to the famous Ryu Gwan Soon, a Korean liberty fighter during the Japanese Occupation of Korea. My father’s side of family gleamed with pride knowing the fact that their family produced the national hero.  My mother’s side, on the other hand, gleamed with pride for a very different reason; for supporting the imperial Japanese government, my great grandmother was able to study in Tokyo and become a doctor while her husband was awarded with high-ranking titles and tea plantations.  I mainly attribute my love for exploring the ways of resolving cultural collisions or conflicts to the environment I grew up in. Whenever my families from both sides would gather, the endless hours of debates of whether the occupation contributed to the South Korea’s rapid economic growth erupted.  But, the fraction between families widened as years went by and it became a seed that eventually sprung up and destroyed my parents’ marriage.

I will never understand why you became so bitter and so 잔인해towards us, but I do know this was one of the many countless reasons why you became a cruel father who has rejected his own children. 

And it is so weird to me to witness your facile nobleness on a television but I thank your abandonment, for it has made me experience sorrows that pangs and bruises one’s heart.

thescribbleproject:

Julee Yoo (South Korea)
The Scribble Project exhibition and doodling space! Visit us @ City Library Gallery, 253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne. 3rd to 28th June 2014 ✎

I was in a show many months ago in Melbourne. 
This was something I painted last year and I can’t believe just how little work I have done since then…There is so much I want to say but I can’t seem to connect the right words to attest my reality. 
That is all for now folks.
p.s- my last name was changed to Rieu (류)  for a legal reason.

thescribbleproject:

Julee Yoo (South Korea)

The Scribble Project exhibition and doodling space! Visit us @ City Library Gallery, 253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne. 3rd to 28th June 2014 ✎

I was in a show many months ago in Melbourne. 

This was something I painted last year and I can’t believe just how little work I have done since then…There is so much I want to say but I can’t seem to connect the right words to attest my reality. 

That is all for now folks.

p.s- my last name was changed to Rieu (류)  for a legal reason.

I guess I’ve been pretty absent for a bit now, but from where I stand, I do not necessarily have the desire to spill life stories here. But the absence does not indicate anything about my life; it’s pretty darn normal. May be way too normal—filled with sporadic moments of pure happiness, frustration, and uneasiness.
Life is still just a collection of uncertainty right now and I do not particularly enjoy this state and yet, like a teenager, I enjoy it the next minute.  
Most importantly, I’ve finally learned to like the taste of roasted garlic. But I still can’t digest garlic in its natural status. I think it is too raw and too honest.
more to come later.

I guess I’ve been pretty absent for a bit now, but from where I stand, I do not necessarily have the desire to spill life stories here. But the absence does not indicate anything about my life; it’s pretty darn normal. May be way too normal—filled with sporadic moments of pure happiness, frustration, and uneasiness.

Life is still just a collection of uncertainty right now and I do not particularly enjoy this state and yet, like a teenager, I enjoy it the next minute.  

Most importantly, I’ve finally learned to like the taste of roasted garlic. But I still can’t digest garlic in its natural status. I think it is too raw and too honest.

more to come later.

the man who knew everything. 

the man who knew everything. 

i know how that feels

i know how that feels

thyrahelgesen asked: I just saw your comment on tumblr from a while back. That means a lot to me thanks for appreciating my work! I use 0.3 mechanical pencil or 0.5 as well. Seoul is on my list of places to go someday; I am half South Korean. Keep on drawing! LOVE IT!

Let me know if you are ever in Seoul, would love to show you around!

ㄸ ㅏ 뜻 함

ㄸ ㅏ 뜻 함

the-art-of-z asked: You are doing everything right! Exquisite, unique, sensitive work you are doing. A joy to look at! Thank you very much for the kind comments about my work as well. The very best to you.

Thank you thank you thank you :D Words can’t express my gratitude for this sweet message. I think the world needs more people like you! 

Opened my Seoul inspirations Instagram! 
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Opened my Seoul inspirations Instagram! 

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