Fleeting Moments

painting of people walking in front of stadium
Ki Dong Kwon

"On the road - a stadium," Oil on canvas, 66" by 44"

"When I first saw Beaver Stadium, I thought it looked like a monster," says Ki Dong Kwon, an M.F.A. student in visual art at Penn State. Since moving to central Pennsylvania from South Korea, Kwon has been drawn to depict structures on the University Park campus and in downtown State College. His brightly colored paintings of Beaver Stadium contrast its commotion during a football game with its vacancy in peaceful and snowy winter. Kwon notes that his artistic concern is with the pace of life. "In these paintings, as in all of my work, I'm trying to catch fleeting moments and fleeting images. I want people to see that life is not a stable thing."

beaver stadium in snow
Ki Dong Kwon

"On the road - a stadium," Oil on canvas, 66" by 44"

Ki Dong Kwon will receive an M.F.A. in art in May 2004 from the College of Arts and Architecture. His advisers are Robert Yarber, 210 Patterson Bldg., University Park, PA 16802; 814-863-9699; ray5@psu.edu; and John Bowman, 210 Patterson Bldg., University Park, PA 16802; 814-865-0444; jrb34@psu.edu.

Last Updated May 01, 2004