Julia Kwon

Sketchbook on Art, Inspiration, and Creative Process
My painting will be exhibited at the main building of SMFA until September 15th! There will also be light refreshments at tomorrow’s reception so stop by if you’re in the Boston area!

My painting will be exhibited at the main building of SMFA until September 15th! There will also be light refreshments at tomorrow’s reception so stop by if you’re in the Boston area!

Frank Gehry, Walt Disney Concert Hall, 2003, Los Angeles, CA.

Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language.

—Walt Disney

Photograph of LACMA / Chris Burden, Urban Light, 2008, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California.

Death Valley, the lowest and driest area in North America.

Death Valley, the lowest and driest area in North America.

The journey not the arrival matters.

—T. S. Eliot

Rashid Johnson, Cosmic Slop “Ground Water”, 2013, Black soap and wax, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, Colorado.

     ”The phrase ‘Cosmic Slop’ comes from an album by Funkadelic that came out in 1973. It refers to a fictional dance, ‘Let’s do the Cosmic Slop,’ and I like the idea that this dance has something to do with the performance of making a painting. When I make these works in the studio, I move around them on the floor, on the wall, back on the floor, and I realize the movement ends up becoming something like a dance that the painting comes out of.” (Rashid Johnson from a CPR interview)