absence | austin kleon
I was re-reading Austin Kleon’s book “Steal like an Artist” over the weekend and the final sentences really stuck with me. He says: ” It’s often what an artist chooses to leave out that makes the art interesting. What isn’t shown versus what is. It’s the same for people: What makes us interesting isn’t just what we’ve experienced, but also what we haven’t experienced. The same is true to when you do your work: You must embrace your limitations and keep moving. In the end creativity isn’t just the things we choose to put in, it’s the things we choose to leave out.”
The above posters by Seoul based designers Sulki and Min made me think of that quote. I love the dynamic and wise colour blocking of the pieces, echoing what Austin said, visually.