In his project ‘Art x Smart’ Korean illustrator Kim Dong-Kyu updated paintings by Van Gogh, Picasso, Chagall or Munch with the latest achievements of our modern time. Already at the first glance it is obvious how ridiculous gadgets like iPhones, tablets and laptops appear in this ancient art, which questions our dealing with the advanced technologies. The works should be humorous parodies of the way smartphones have dramatically changed today’s social interaction. The models in the classical paintings use the devices to play games, take pictures and listen to music, as if the action was of second nature to them, like it is for us long since.
All images © Kim Dong-Kyu