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[Pics] Korean Graffiti Artist Creates Stunning Murals of Black Women in Traditional Korean Dress

Avatar • Nov 7, 2016

27-year-old Korean graffiti artist Royal Dog is creating stunning murals of black women in the traditional Korean hanbok.

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It is not clear whether these murals are designed to represent Afro-Korean women, or if they are simply black women reimagined in traditional Korean attire. The murals, which appear in both California and Korea, often include inspirational text. One reads “a flower has bloomed” another “you will be a blessing.”

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In this video, Royal Dog seems to suggest that he is inspired by the resilience of black women.

There is a black woman in Korean traditional dress and there’s flowers and trees and letters. And the letter says, “Every flower should be shaken before coming out.” In order to be successful you have to go through all the sufferings and tough stuff.”

He documents his mural creations on Instagram.

Check out this video to see him in action.

Ladies, what do you think of the murals?

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Claudette UK
Claudette UK
4 years ago

Wow! These murals are beautiful. Thanks ‘Royal Dog’

womenpartner
womenpartner
4 years ago

Stunning!!!

Riak
Riak
4 years ago

Wow this is amazing. I always thought Asians didn’t like black people but it’s nice to know that some are different.

Kara Shields
Kara Shields
4 years ago
Reply to  Riak

South Korea has a lot of black influence because of the American Military base that is there.

justtwo post
justtwo post
4 years ago
Reply to  Riak

They’re not quite like white people. Some Asians are racist, some are not. I think they’re more for themselves than anything.

La Bandita
La Bandita
4 years ago
Reply to  Riak

They are very racist in their country. And love White men. But once in a while one is nice.

Stefanie
Stefanie
4 years ago
Reply to  Riak

You are right. There is a hierarchy for skin color in Korea. They have a long way to go. But I love that this is such a great, positive step forward. Especially for the Afro-Korean children who are teased often in school.

Evidence: I have lived in Korea since 2007

TWA4now
TWA4now
4 years ago

Very nice indeed!

Milos Mom
Milos Mom
4 years ago

Beautiful work… XOXO Royal Dog

MrsMokM
MrsMokM
4 years ago

They look amazing 😀

Mocha Gypsy
4 years ago

Beautiful… but where are the cries of “cultural appropriation”??? lol

Olivia Carolyn Pope
Olivia Carolyn Pope
4 years ago
Reply to  Mocha Gypsy

Because he’s not intending to mock traditional Korean culture, but to
celebrate it in the likeness of someone else. It would be cultural
appropriation had he added white powdered makeup and bright red
lipstick, as they often did with this attire. Let’s not be sarcastic
when it isn’t necessary.

michelles2cents
michelles2cents
4 years ago
Reply to  Mocha Gypsy

A Korean man is the artist… you can’t appropriate your own culture.

Isys
Isys
4 years ago
Reply to  Mocha Gypsy

how is it appropriation when it’s a korean artist painting women in the attire of his culture. what is the meaning of the word to you?

Pat
Pat
4 years ago

Very beautiful and subtle. I know a young women who is Black and Korean and these pics remind me o her and her gentle sweet spirit.

ZZ
ZZ
4 years ago

Beautiful …

Reina Benoir
Reina Benoir
4 years ago

Those murals are beautiful

ackridgek
ackridgek
4 years ago

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.….

Just me
Just me
4 years ago

This makes me so happy!

LusciousDC
LusciousDC
4 years ago
Reply to  Just me

I felt the same way. Caught myself smiling through them..

Jamie
Jamie
4 years ago

man I wish he worked on canvas and sold his pieces

Sabrina black
Sabrina black
4 years ago

Very nice?

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Amaspiritartist
Amaspiritartist
4 years ago

Beautiful paintings. As a military brat my family was stationed in Seoul in the early 80s and I have a traditional Korean dress…memories

Tess
4 years ago

No.words can described how he will touch the hearts of everyone. This transcends culture, race, ethnicity. It strikes deep. I will buy his painting. The fact he’s not even selling them means it’s truly from the heart. This has struck something elemental in me. Thank you. This is true art.

Hannah Zending
Hannah Zending
4 years ago

Awesomely awesome

Nnaya
4 years ago

The murals are magnificent.

Felina Femenina
Felina Femenina
4 years ago

Beautiful. It’s nice to see black women represented as feminine, and placed in such serene, sweet settings.

Oratilwe
Oratilwe
4 years ago

I love these ! I love how theyre in context and a celebration of the diversity of culture

LC
LC
4 years ago

These are so beautiful ! I love all the different aspects of asian culture I know

inounvme
inounvme
4 years ago

SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL!

Dia
Dia
4 years ago

Awesome!!! Love them!!

Kuwala
4 years ago

Such stunning murals! ?

Mary Burrell
Mary Burrell
4 years ago

Exquisite

Michelle Freeman
Michelle Freeman
4 years ago

Thank you Royal Dog, your work is an inspiration.

Tabby
3 years ago

Simply Beautiful! This is how it should be, embrassing differnt diversities and cultures instead of racism

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