Citing “excessive emotional sensitivity” as a source of artistic inspiration, Korean creative Yang Se Eun, or Zipcy, explores concepts of love in her work. This interest in illustrating intimacy is particularly apparent in her alluring collection of relationship drawings, which the artist has compiled into a collection aptly called Touch.
Portraying the everyday moments between a young man and woman, this ongoing series of illustrations offers a glimpse into their loving relationship. Set in various (and often unspecified) locations, the depictions present a range of situations typical of a couple in love. Whether they’re lounging on the couch, curled up in bed, out for a walk, or simply gazing at each other from across the room, Zipcy has a knack for capturing the sensuality of seemingly ordinary events.
While Zipcy does not only dabble in romantically charged art, these love-themed illustrations maintain a major presence within her portfolio. Other subject matter the artist tends to explore includes beauty illustrations and portraits of young women. Much like her relationship drawings, these pin-up-inspired portraits emphasize the artist’s preference for scenes of intimacy and her voyeuristic approach to art.