Classic Paintings Reimagined as Tattoos Infused with Korean Art TechniquesPosted by: admin | Posted on: July 19, 2019
artist holds a medical license. However, this hasn’t prevented tattoo artist 슈어맨—whose unique style has made him a pop-culture hero—from practicing his craft.
The Korean tattoo artist blends the unlikely combination of traditional oriental aesthetics with old-school Americana motifs and the iconic fine art of old masters such as Magritte, Klimt, and Michelangelo. He explains, “I mix everything I can with Korean aesthetics. And every time I succeed in changing a famous element into an oriental design, I have so much fun!”
Pitta KKM uses the traditional Korean Obangsaek colors of white, black, blue, yellow and red to create pieces that pop boldly against the skin. The delicate use of negative space also helps to pull the elements—whether ancient or modern—together into beautiful, unique designs.
Pitta KKM is currently inking clients at his Bad Hands Tattoo Works studio in Seoul.
Pitta KMM celebrates Korean culture by mixing traditional color and patterns with motifs from iconic paintings.
Pitta KMM cleverly uses negative space to create and combine design elements.