Yoo Ah In raises breast cancer awareness in ‘W’ Magazine new photoshoot & interview
Yoo Ah In appears for the fourth time in W Magazine 4 months in a row! After he was featured in W magazine October, November and December 2016 issues (see here), Yoo Ah In once again participates in W magazine January 2017 for a meaningful pictorial to support breast cancer awareness!
Yoo Ah In has been participating in the Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign since 2012. He also joined the Pink Ribbon Love Marathon to raise the breast cancer awareness from 2012 to 2015.
Besides Yoo Ah In, nine artists who take part in the W magazine breast cancer awareness this year are Ha Ji Won, Song Ji Hyo, Jessica Jung, F(x) Krystal, Wonder Girl’s Sohee, Zion T, Jay Park, Son Tae Young, and Kim Sung Ryoung.
Just like what Vogue did to him, W magazine turns Yoo Ah In to an artwork too. And it’s a hella sexy artwork 😀
Yoo Ah In, together with the renown sculptor Kwon Oh Sang, teamed up to produce a bust-sized cubist sculpture (or relief), symbolizing the breast cancer awareness campaign “Love Your W”. The bust is made of photo fragments, by taking photo of every part of the face, combine them and bring it closer to the actual person.
Gwon Oh Sang, known as Osang Gwon, has held various international exhibitions in many countries, and his collections have been shown around the world. This is also part of Gwon Oh Sang exhibition “Deodorant Type”.
Check Yoo Ah In out in the videos, sending his sexy vibes and caressing “himself” 😀
Yoo Ah In – W Magazine January 2017 “Love Your W” Photoshoot
Yoo Ah In – W Korea January 2017 Photoshoot Digital version
Super gorgeous and hawt Master Sik in some selected GIFs and screencaps~
Let’s check out Yoo Ah In’s sexy photos and his W interview below~
[LOVE YOUR W] ME, MYSELF & I
The “Deodorant Type” Photo Sculptor Kwon Oh Sang met with actor Yoo Ah In, and they continued the new evolution. From the realistic upper body to the abstractly arranged pixel-like pieces, reality and fantasy coexist.
Yoo Ah In is wearing the pink gold Juste un Clou Bracelets from Cartier, dedicated to the Breast Cancer Awareness. Juste un Clou is the expression of a rebellious nature and the reflection of self-belief. This collection traces the outlines of a style that is both modern and daring. The pink gold bracelets conveys eternal love, strong and unique energy.
Kwon Oh Sang
Five bust studies (2016)
Photographic paper and mixed materials
Wide mouton jacket, ruffled striped shirt and pants are from Burberry.
White jacket and denim jacket are from Polo Ralph Lauren.
Military double coats, pants and walkers are from Gucci.
The white gold Juste un Clou Bracelets from Cartier conveys pure love and beautiful friendship, its curved line shape conveys rhythmic boldness. Shirt is from Ordinary People.
Silk print shirts, pants and leather choker are from Louis Vuitton.
STILL LOVE YOUR W
Eight Korean artists expressed ten celebrities in sculptures. Whether it was a commission work, a collaboration, or in between, it didn’t matter. They are people who sympathized with the ‘W’ Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign proposed by W magazine. We are glad to meet these people, who spare their time and give their talents to explore who they are and to create new artworks together.
Yoo Ah In + Gwon Oh Sang
“I owed a heart to W. I attended the breast cancer charity gala dinner a few years ago. At that time, I could not make a donation because I didn’t have much works. I thought I had to make up for it this time,” said Gwon Oh Sang.
Kwon Oh Sang, the creative director of this art project, had been waiting for approval since the beginning of this project. After Yoo Ah In was decided to be his partner, the pair became the first of the 10 teams who got on to a light start of the project.
The first meeting took place on the rooftop of Studio Concrete before the North Gyeongsangbuk-do’s ginkgo trees dropped their leaves, but the W editor didn’t have much to do after they settled down. Yoo Ah In, who also runs an artist group and was planning to hold exhibitions with the artists himself, asked Kwon Oh Sang about his previous works and the difficulties of running the gallery.
His questions led to a wide range of topics of conversations, such as many artists and art galleries, curators, cities, social disease and the realities of young people. Yoo Ah In mentioned “spirit of the time” (Zeitgeist) several times.
Kwon Oh Sang recalled his first impression on Yoo Ah In, “As an actor representing this age and this generation, he’s aware and sensitive of his duties. I see it as a very good thing.”
The two agreed to produce some interesting outcome. They were going to use the Cubism’s sculptural idea, like the “relief” series, by using enlarged images. When I saw the work on the table, I was worried that I was expecting a piece of predictable picture. But Yoo Ah In laughed and said, “I’m on the artist’s side [I support the artist]”.
Perhaps because Yoo Ah In has worked a lot with his peers in Studio Concrete and built his aesthetic world for a long time, or perhaps because he immersed in the psychology of this era, the actor who may have been quite a distant person, was looking so flexible and relax during the process.
Although we decided to produce one bust-sized photo sculpture to convey the breast cancer awareness campaign message, the artist’s wish to unfold such a rare opportunity led us to complete five bust versions. As mentioned in the December interview with W magazine U.S edition, Gwon Oh Sang said that the collaboration with Yoo Ah In was an opportunity to experiment with his new types of work.
Compare to the traditional photo fragments, the deodorant type is produced by taking the photo of the body parts and bringing it closer to the real person with intentionally distracted arrangement. “I thought the result would come out more deconstructed,” said Gwon.
When I asked how he felt looking at his own five busts, Yoo Ah In replied it was a rare chance facing the mirrors this clear. Even though it’s perfectly the actor’s own face, it’s an object he can’t overlook. “This work is tickling my fancy when I see it. It would be interesting and more important to see how the audience look at this new approach.”
Kwon Oh Sang, who said that it is necessary for the art world to try and plan the public-friendly or contemporary exhibitions in various ways, collected the five busts and proposed an idea of how to exhibit them in Studio Concrete, rather than placing them in his future museum, “Right now, it’s [Studio Concrete] the most proper place, isn’t it?”
Source: W Korea