Asia's Tallest Mural Is a Emblem of Economic Disparity Asia's Tallest Mural Is a Emblem of Economic Disparity
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Asia's Tallest Mural Is a Emblem of Economic Disparity

by Yasha Wallin

September 25, 2012

The aging fisherman wears gloves to signify that he is still working into his later years—like many others in the country—and receiving little financial reward. But despite these depicted hardships, Beikrich punctuates the portrait with a message of hope, writing in Korean at the bottom, “Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.”

Contrary to how large-scale paintings are often made, Beikrich completed this ambitious project without the use of a projector or sketches on the wall, instead relying on the precision of his own hand. Beikrich is known for his thoughtful, monochromatic portraits, mostly of elderly people around the world that he secretly sketches for his ongoing series, “Faces of Hope and Struggle." The fisherman, stretching hundreds of feet high, is his latest accomplishment.

Photos courtesy of Public Delivery

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