The IDOL MACHINE

2013 Pencil, pen, marker, color pencil on Bristol 14x17
2013
Pencil, pen, marker, color pencil on Bristol
14×17

Remember in the last post, about my rant that KPOP singers look so artificial?

I recall this one Pink Floyd music video “another Brick in the Wall” there was a scene showing school kids in catatonic state being wheeled down the conveyer belt and dropped into the grinding machine below. This gave me the idea to show how KPOP stars are like mass-assembly products, considering you see one new idol group pop up every week and they don’t look much different from their “predecessors.” I once even read an article about how these idol stars are locked in “slave contracts” that’s almost worse than an army boot camp, and the finished product is they look and act like lifeless robots. All those wannabes dying to make the cut on the next “star audition” shows ought to get a reality check and see what really takes to be the next idol star, then they might be able to save themselves from the dehumanization. Even as I’m writing this another new “idol” star has just been born…

Published by theartistaslisalee

Lisa Lee is an artist and writer based in Southern California. She was educated at Cal State University Long Beach where she received her BFA in Illustration, and originally focused her career goal in animation and/or comic books. After eight years freelancing on various projects from web graphics to concept art she now devotes full time to painting and drawing as well as writing and producing graphic novels. She combines her past experiences in animation and graphic art with the elements of modern masters such as Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Keith Haring. Much of her style revolves around Expressionism and Pop Art, and she treats each piece independently of one another; in short, she uses different styles and techniques for different subject matters. Her interests spans a wide array, from social and political issues, popular culture, movies, history, mythology, and her own personal experiences. She tends to shift back and forth between the light and the dark side; her work will often reflect her mood. When not associating herself with art Lisa enjoys movies, listening to music, driving around aimlessly, and occasionally dabbles on weird hobbies such as cooking, jewelrymaking, and picking weeds.

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