When choosing her subject matter, South Korean artist Me Kyeoung Lee foregoes the country’s jaw-dropping landscapes and eye-opening landmarks for lesser known gems: its tiny bodegas. In her collection of South Korean convenience store drawings, she captures the quaint charm and understated appeal of these markets.
Seemingly spotted on every corner, these local shops have inspired the artist with their simple yet appealing storefronts, characterized by distinctive façades, unique methods of display, and delightful little gardens.
“There were not many things to see and play like these days,” she reminisces, “but there was a time when I was happy to have a coin in my hands and run to a shop and hang out with friends gathered in front of it.”
See more of artist’s charming convenience store drawings below: