So much business transpires at Starbucks in South Korea, they refer to it as the “coffice“.  Around here we refer to it as “Fourbucks”.

It is interesting how many portmanteaus have entered the lexicon.  We all know the more common ones like “brunch” (breakfast + lunch) or “spork” (spoon +fork).  Then there are the famous celebrity pairings like “Brangelina” (Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie),  and “Billary” (Bill  and Hillary Clinton).  Finally, many terms in technology are words that have been irreversably bolted together.   “Emoticon” (emotions + icon), “Digerati” (digital + literati) and finally, the word “blog” which is the happy marriage between “web” and “log”.

Today’s featured artist, Kim Cogan, heralds from Korea.   In this case, blending centers around paint rather than words.

Gallery representation: Hespe Gallery