Ho Moon


This study explores subtle relationships between people captured together in a photo frame and examines feelings of alienation of modern people as seen in my art. My paintings from 2012 to 2013 are the subjects of this study. The photo images that I took while traveling were used as subject matter for my paintings. The divisions of color areas were made by using pixels, so as to show a variety of color changes on the oil canvas. This study aims to explain the motive for choosing people as a subject for my artworks and my process of painting, and an analysis of the works.

The following artists are also mentioned in relation to this artwork; Edward Hopper and Richard Estes have a similar subject matter as mine. In this thesis, my artwork is presented to account for, and back up this fact. The artworks discussed in this dissertation were exhibited at the Bevier Gallery in 2013.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Painting--Themes, motives; Social isolation in art; Digital images

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Degree Name

Fine Arts Studio (MFA)

Department, Program, or Center

School of Art (CIAS)


Alan Singer

Advisor/Committee Member

Luvon Sheppard

Advisor/Committee Member

Robert Heischman


Physical copy available from RIT's Wallace Library at ND1069.M66 M66 2014


RIT – Main Campus

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