Artist Statement These submitted images are the result of a collaboration with writer Tommy Zurhellen and are a response to his imaginative retelling of Mary Shelley's classic Frankenstein, this year in its bicentennial. These paintings are not direct illustrations but instead, psychological and philosophical meditations of Shelley's and Zurhellen's texts and the golem mythology. Zurhellen’s characters are portrayed psychologically, with the action of the story reflected in the visual idiom of unsettled and fractured forms, swirling circularity, brushwork that is at times resolved and at others broken. The manipulations of art convention serves Marriage-Song’s vision that every generation creates copies of themselves which are let loose upon the world, and then those, inevitably becoming artist-makers themselves, create again, and so on and so forth, thereby making us all a little bit monster, a little bit artist. Seewww.frankensteinkonfidential.com/art for more explanation.
-- Hyeseung Marriage-Song was born 1978 in Seoul, Korea and grew up in Houston, Texas. She is based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work is held in collections in the United States and internationally. She can be found atwww.hmarriage-song.com and on instagram @hyeseungs.