This is not the laundry grandfather of whom I've made occasional notes in this blog but Mr Ryu Hae-yun (78), a laundry keeper, who has an exhibition of his paintings in Ssamzie Gallery until January 23 (a story in Ohmynews). Mr Ryu took up painting only seven years ago. He continues keeping the laundry, and paints in the corner of his shop in the mornings and late evenings.
Nadûri (Going out, 2000) (c) Ryu Hae-yun (linked from Ohmynews)
More reproductions of Mr Ryu's paintings in his son's blog.
Ssamzie Gallery is in Insa-dong, subway #3, Anguk station, exit 6, 100 meters down the main street.
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