This study explores subtle relationships between people captured together in a photo frame and examines feelings of alienation of modern people as seen in my art. My paintings from 2012 to 2013 are the subjects of this study. The photo images that I took while traveling were used as subject matter for my paintings. The divisions of color areas were made by using pixels, so as to show a variety of color changes on the oil canvas. This study aims to explain the motive for choosing people as a subject for my artworks and my process of painting, and an analysis of the works.
The following artists are also mentioned in relation to this artwork; Edward Hopper and Richard Estes have a similar subject matter as mine. In this thesis, my artwork is presented to account for, and back up this fact. The artworks discussed in this dissertation were exhibited at the Bevier Gallery in 2013.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Painting--Themes, motives; Social isolation in art; Digital images
Fine Arts Studio (MFA)
Department, Program, or Center
School of Art (CIAS)
Moon, Ho, "The Moment" (2014). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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