Art Awareness Psychology — 28 October 2012

The Asia’s tallest mural above, 70m in height, was designed by German artist Hendrik Beikirch. It is located in Busan, the second largest city of South Korea.

The mural depicts a fisherman from the 60’s, staring into an undefined space marked by his facial wrinkles. Fisherman is representing a large percentage of Korea’s population. South Korea has already been one of the most progressive countries in the world after a fair amount of transformation over the last few decades. While the fisherman still wears long plastic gloves and live under different circumstances, no positively affected by the booming economic growth.

Although nostalgic in sentiment, the portrait is positive. It states “Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.”

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