POLIPOP & PAINTINGS | Mina Cheon 
May 3 – June 30, 2012  
Maryland Art Place 

A solo exhibition of political pop art by Korean-American new media artist Mina Cheon. Polipop is an art world that intersects politics and pop art. It takes serious discussions surrounding geopolitics of global, media culture and livens them up as accessible, eye-catching, fun pop art. With the use of strong primary colors and bold outlines, Cheon’s large scaled digital paintings mimic the language of advertisements, political posters, and propaganda banners. Each unique digital painting is collaged with images from the Internet, rescaled on the computer, and printed on canvas.

Polipop and Paintings includes a series of digital paintings (8×5 feet each) coming from Cheon’s mid-career solo exhibit at the Sungkok Art Museum in Seoul, Korea. After many years working as an installation and new media artist, the MAP solo exhibition illuminates Cheon’s background as a painter by combining her new Polipop digital paintings with her last hand‐painted masterpiece, 15 Billion Years. This mammoth 72×8 foot painting is a celebration of popular science and a cosmic portrayal of the Universe.

* Photos courtesy of MD Art Place

15 Billion Years Painting