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Captivating Illustrations Depict the “Perfect” Life Through Social Media


Lee Eunjoo Goddess of Fantasy illustrations

Illus­tra­tor Lee Eun­joo explores the notion of “fan­ta­sy con­sum­ing” through her series God­dess of Fan­ta­sy. It’s inspired by Kris­han Kumar’s The Ends of Utopia, that says that “mod­ern man could con­sume their own fan­ta­sy, and in doing so cre­ate utopia.” Lee’s illus­tra­tions con­nects this with social media—specifically, the idea of “con­sum­ing images” on social media.

You know many peo­ple only upload the “per­fect” pic­ture to their Insta­gram or Face­book? In God­dess of Fan­ta­sy, Lee depicts that in doing this, we reflect our own “fan­ta­sy of per­fec­tion.” (After all, who wants to show their clut­tered stu­dio or messy kitchen?)

Lee explains:

Social media can be inter­pret­ed as per­son­al utopia, how­ev­er, that place has a gap between real life, which leads dystopia. In mod­ern soci­ety, the mean­ing of utopia and dystopia is two sides of the same coin. And this is what inter­ests me. So through this work, I aim to con­sid­er the mod­ern utopia with social life.

She pro­duced the series as a book that has inter­ac­tive ele­ments. In it, you can open the brain and the heart!

Lee Eunjoo Goddess of Fantasy illustrations

Lee Eunjoo Goddess of Fantasy illustrations

Lee Eunjoo Goddess of Fantasy illustrations

Lee Eunjoo Goddess of Fantasy illustrations

Lee Eunjoo Goddess of Fantasy illustrations

Lee Eunjoo Goddess of Fantasy illustrations

Lee Eunjoo Goddess of Fantasy illustrations

Lee has also created scarves depicting three witches.

Lee Eunjoo Goddess of Fantasy illustrations

Lee Eunjoo Goddess of Fantasy illustrations

Lee Eunjoo Goddess of Fantasy illustrations

Lee Eunjoo Goddess of Fantasy illustrations