BARBARELLA as the theme of the collaboration with IRRESISTOR AND artist JANG KOAL, evokes the Queen of Galaxy – Jane Fonda in the SF adventure film <BARBARELLA> in 1968 stimulated all over the world. BARBARELLA blends subtly together with the girls in the artwork of JANGKOAL and <Space to Romantic Future>, the concept of IRRESISTOR.
The girl exploring the space with her naïve curiosity
This collaboration is made up of Sunglasses, package (pochette with chain and enameled black vinyl pouch) and artwork which has a feature of vibrant and romantic atmosphere from the mixture of JANGKOAL’s her surpassing unique artistic sensibility for the Beauty and the intrinsic character of IRRESISTOR – Space to Romantic Future.
JANG KOAL is a renowned Korean artist, especially for her bold, grotesque and beautiful style of work.
Her digital and collaborative design works have been shown internationally in the past. The cat-eye like sharp eyes, the strong and full eyelashes, the powerfully gazing pupils are the features of the fierce eyes, sharp nose, red lips, pale white skin, and following the smooth lines of the long arms and legs to the tips of the fingers are more than enough to capture the audiences’ attention. Still these beautiful adjectives do not suffice in describing her works.
JANG KOAL’s works reminisce a poisonous mushroom. In fact, there are colorful mushrooms in one of her works but this is not the only reason. The presence of girls dulls the colorful mushrooms and creates a rather terrifying aura.These girls do not demand help rather they confront the world with their fragility and beauty.They explore and behave independently without any fear or hesitation. They try and extend their organs outside a slit stomach, cover their faces with colorful and rare skin disease, and even immerse their own body in various everyday objects in a surreal manner. The fearless exploration to unfamiliar and far away places as well as surrounding themselves with endless inquiries questioning inwards, reflect the artist’s state of exploration.
The girls start from the world of curiosity.
The reason for seeking something new is to find something new within something new.
If I were to take even a bite of some food object the girl hands over to me, the reality is that I imagine I won’t be able to go back to the state I was in before I take the bite. Yet reflecting on the artist’s words, behind the bleak facial expressions of the girls, you feel the underlying mood full of curiosity rather than a naïve malice spirit. What’s scarier than the fear of unknown is to lose the curiosity, just as the artist mentioned in her desire to hang onto her naïve curiosity.