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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
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Claudette UK

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

womenpartner
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womenpartner

Stunning!!!

Riak
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Riak

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
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Kara Shields

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

justtwo post
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justtwo post

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
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La Bandita

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

Stefanie
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Stefanie

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
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TWA4now

Very nice indeed!

Milos Mom
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Milos Mom

Beautiful work… XOXO Royal Dog

MrsMokM
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MrsMokM

They look amazing 😀

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

Olivia Carolyn Pope
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Olivia Carolyn Pope

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
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michelles2cents

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

Isys
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Isys

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
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Pat

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
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ZZ

Beautiful …

Reina Benoir
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Reina Benoir

Those murals are beautiful

ackridgek
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ackridgek

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.….

Just me
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Just me

This makes me so happy!

LusciousDC
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LusciousDC

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

Jamie
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Jamie

man I wish he worked on canvas and sold his pieces

Sabrina black
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Sabrina black

Very nice?

Amaspiritartist
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Amaspiritartist

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
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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
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Hannah Zending

Awesomely awesome

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Nnaya
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The murals are magnificent.

Felina Femenina
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Felina Femenina

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

Oratilwe
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Oratilwe

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

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

inounvme
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inounvme

SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL!

Dia
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Dia

Awesome!!! Love them!!

Kuwala
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Such stunning murals! ?

Mary Burrell
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Mary Burrell

Exquisite

Michelle Freeman
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Michelle Freeman

Thank you Royal Dog, your work is an inspiration.

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

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