Artist Creates Delicate Drawings of South Korea’s Small Convenience Stores



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.

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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.

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“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.”

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See more of artist’s charming convenience store drawings below:

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