Sunday, July 12, 2009

Ku Hye-sun Draws Crowds with Her Paintings

Ku Hye-sun talks to the press at her art exhibition in Gallery La Mer in Insa-dong, Seoul on Wednesday. /Newsis

Ku Hye-sun
is becoming popular as a painter after rising to stardom as an actress in the Cinderella tale drama "Boys over Flowers." Ku's exhibition titled "Tango" has been at Gallery La Mer in Insa-dong, Seoul since last Wednesday. On display are 50 works including the illustrations in her novel of the same title and paintings made shooting the hugely popular KBS drama.

She said that after the drama ended, sometimes she completed two or three works a day. Asked what she thinks about being an actress, short film director, novelist and painter now, she replied, "I feel uncomfortable with being called a painter. I'd rather like to be regarded as a person who likes drawing." "Painting is not my main job, and I'll focus on acting from now on," she added.

Yet the exhibition sees about 700 visitors on weekdays and 1,000 on Saturday, according to her agency YG Entertainment. All proceeds are to be donated to charity. The exhibition runs through Tuesday.


source: chosun

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