South Korea-born, Brooklyn-based artist Mi Ju creates wild, intricate works crafted from acrylic paint, cut paper, and thread. In each corner of these pieces are small landscapes and scenes, each worthy of its own observation. The artist’s work has been shown in Denmark, across the U.S., and her native South Korea.
Whether they’re her bug-eyed, psychedelic deities or creatures made of brightly colored fruits, Mi Ju’s curious creations have us looking at both the big and small picture. On the surface, her characters float through seemingly chaotic worlds buzzing with wild energy. A closer look reveals a whole universe of tiny, emoji-like faces, animals and flora that together make up the larger image. It’s through this simultaneous macro- and microscopic lens that the artist presents her colorful, absorbing environments. Find more of her work on Tumblr and Instagram.