Jack Polglase

SOLΔR태양, A two-member k-pop duo with a twist on popular k-pop culture. The aim of this series of k-pop inspired cover art/posters was an attempt to enhance our understanding of the Autoethnographic process, see what it really entailed to complete a series derived with the complexities of a different culture.

The K-pop phenomenon itself or The ‘Korean Wave’ highlights the growing popularity of a number of Korean cultural products across East and Southeast Asia from the late 1990s. The Chinese popular media began to use the term ‘Korean Wave’ (Hallyu) to describe the increasingly high audience ratings of Korean dramas on major broadcasting stations in Japan and China. From this period, Korean films and Korean pop music, widely known as K-pop, also increased in popularity in international music markets (Kwong, SH & Kim, J 2013, p.518)


K-pop has become the international face of South Korea thanks to an extremely regimented…

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