THIS IS NOT A BODY

My own Interpretation of The light of coincidence was the artist’s affection towards his wife - in Georgette's natural body which is depicted in the painting shown with realistic expressions of belly fats and wrinkles of the body. I liked how the artist sexualized the so-called “ordinary” body.

Inspired by Magritte’s depiction, I wanted to meltaway standardized beauty in our society. Followed by Magritte’s notorious artwork, “This is not a pipe”, I wanted to convince audiences that the idea of beauty we have in our modern media is only existing in our perception under an illusion. From the main elements of the art piece - Candles, shadow and woman’s body silhouette, I recreated the art piece with the new interpretation of mine.

Designers

Designer

Seoin Choe

re-creation of René Magritt'e the Light of Coincidence. Melting away standardized beauty that had shackled us in the society. "This is not a body."Hi, My name is Seoin Choe, a Fashion designer. I came from many backgrounds inclduing Korea, America, and France. I have degree in Bachelor of Fine Arts, From Parsons School of Design, in New York. Fashion is not just about the garment, but a genre of art where we can express our entire identity through embodiment of garments. Being a designer is the embodiment of who I am as a person – someone who has come from many backgrounds and continues to explore in every sense by activating my personality in my design. The rebellious nature of American children taught me to not be oppressed or to fit into a mold, and that even though there were still constraints, being who you are is the ultimate expression of artistry.My time in Paris was focused on design thinking as artistry, my experience in Korea taught me the technical skills that bring my ideas to fruition through the clothing itself. It took New York to teach me to expand, Paris to develop my ideology, Korea for the technical skill set, and now I am here to bring these skills together.I integrated multidisciplinary aspects of art into fashion and became my own leader in my academic journey. My educational background in Integrated design enabled me to use an unrestricted gamut of materials in fashion, which I challenged Fashion as a genre of art.