Whose dating life resembles that of a Hollywood movie? Anyone? Didn’t think so. While we all love the over dramatized rom coms and Nicolas Sparks novels, they aren’t a realistic depiction of what love really is. So it’s refreshing when people like Korean artist, Puuung, demonstrate that love is not hundred dollar gifts or amazing dates it is in fact, those small private moments that you and your partner share.
Through her watercolour series, Puuung aims to showcase the love we experience in our daily lives while attempting to change society’s unattainable perception of love that is created for us in film.
“Love is something that everybody can relate to,” she says, “And love comes in ways we can easily overlook in our daily lives. So, I try to find the meaning of love… and make it into artwork.”
Just one look through the series and it is easy to see that Puuung has achieved her goal, depicting real love.
These images have gone global and it’s easy to see why. These gestures of love, although small, are universal and it’s these that create meaning within a relationship. Her raw, unpolished illustrations show real love as it appears in our daily lives. It is these moments that we all crave and hope to one day attain.
Take a look through SHESAID’s favourite pieces in Puuung’s collection.
Let us know how you feel about love and which piece is your favourite!