Byeok Song's Profile

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Selected at age 24 to become an official state propaganda artist, Song’s faith in Kim Jong Il was ultimately betrayed when famine struck North Korea in the late 1990s. Millions of people—including Song’s father, mother, and sister—perished. Before finally escaping to South Korea in 2002, Song endured brutal torture at the hands of the regime he once praised in his work for attempting to cross into China to find food. Now dedicated to promoting freedom, he paints acrylic pieces that satirize oppressive regimes worldwide. For more information, visit (http://www.songbyeok.com)

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  • Joined November 28, 2011

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hanji paper, scrolls, ink, acrylic, wood, pencil

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About

Selected at age 24 to become an official state propaganda artist, Song’s faith in Kim Jong Il was ultimately betrayed when famine struck North Korea in the late 1990s. Millions of people—including Song’s father, mother, and sister—perished. Before finally escaping to South Korea in 2002, Song endured brutal torture at the hands of the regime he once praised in his work for attempting to cross into China to find food. Now dedicated to promoting freedom, he paints acrylic pieces that satirize oppressive regimes worldwide. For more information, visit (http://www.songbyeok.com)

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