“I drew a lot of roses; I drew roses to express love. In our social conditions, it is now a reality for many to accept and throw aside love all too easily. I portray roses in my art pieces so that young people can think about love, self-examine themselves and gain knowledge about loving others, that is why I drew a lot of roses.”
–Kim Il Tae
For centuries, roses have been a favoured subject in art. Roses are known to speak volume, conveying passion and emotion. These pretty flowers have long been regarded as symbols of romance, particularly in expression of romantic love. In this series, artist Kim Il Tae has placed one of the most beautiful subject in the world as centerpiece, roses.