Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Gangnam Station (DX Line) - part 2: Is it a PSY-gallery or Subway Station?
BOTH. Yes, at a first glance it is unmistakenly the (in)famous Gangnam.
Gangnam station which means 'south of the river (han river)' is made even more popular by PSY.
So, I was not that surprised to see how this newly built Gangnam station, especially the one linked to DX line--the newest subway line--in Seoul, was decorated in such a way that it felt more like it was a dedicated venue for PSY in the public space such as this.
There is this huge picture(?), painting(?); works of art?=definitely; or simply a needed stance of appreciation to PSY?, well, not sure which one, but this surely is seen as a piece of art dedicated to Psy.
This Gangnam station (DX Line) is so luckily transformed into a gallery of art and a gallery of advertising. the latter seemed to fit into the category.
But does it mean a bad thing? Nope. On the other hand, the interior design and concept of how the advertising adds up the beauty or charms of the station are something that should be appreciated. I love how the lighting and the angle of where to put the ads were put into consideration.
It's like an art installation on the go.
Yes, the neon-bulb ads on each pillar at the station only generates more charms than churns.^^
and now..back to PSY's gallery at the station. I could assure you (well, at least to myself) that..indeed PSY has helped transformed how the station should be (at least) the mirror to what PSY was referring to in his music video.
Everyone around the globe was talking about it so much so that the station 'immortalized' his figure in style.
people come and go and of course...for first timers like myself...would not pass the chance go by unnoticed.
And I happened to be someone who did.
So, care to join us go explore more on this?