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?)
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!