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This adult picture book is comprised of Intricate, surreal graphite illustrations that tell the tale of obsessive love and longing and the maddening self-inflicted contortions of identity endured to fit perceived expectations and norms. The format presents each illustration alternating with a blank page. Filled with Korean cultural references, Looney Tunes and 50s references, Copy Kitty is a based on a series of illustrations Me exhibited at galleries in NY with strong critical acclaim. Copy Kitty explores themes of identity, belonging and love through a cat who painfully and continually reinvents itself in pursuit of adoration and an an elusive ideal. Autobiographically driven, the narrative strikes a chord through common experiences conveyed authentically, with sharp perspective and deep reflection on the self-destructive consequences of perceived ideals and sublimation of identity.
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|Product dimensions:||12.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Kyung Me is an artist and illustrator living in New York. She holds an MFA in painting from Yale School of Art and has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in NY and area galleries over the last few years. She is best known for her series of illustrations and debut graphic novel, Bad Korean, critically acclaimed by Vice, Huffington Post and Hyperallergic. Me has evolved her style and has come to be known for her intricate graphite illustrations, filled with cultural references, and for her poignant, autobiographically-based narratives encompassing themes of identity, acceptance, belonging and love. In 2018, work from Copy Kitty was featured in Artspace, having been selected on the favorites list from the the New York NADA preview by prominent collectors Susan and Michael Hort.