Urban play- Wandering
페이지 정보Date. 2018.1.29~3.16
페이지 정보Place. 021gallery
Urban play- Wandering
The city where our lives take place seems to adhere to our needs on a daily basis, but it is lonely because it never reveals its true self. It is loneliness in the crowd, and solitude in the buildings. In this lonely yet vibrant city of Phantasmagoria, the three artists play between unfamiliarity and familiarity, part and whole, and micro and macro. We might be able to see another aspect of the city that we missed if we follow their paths.
Eve Kwak- with interest in architecture built by people, people that responds to the environment, and what architectural environment represents- works with two-dimensional reproduction media such as pictures and photographic prints of the space and the building of the city that she belongs to. The artist’s “Face-to-Face” series is a work that draws the appearance of actual object through making prints with the characteristics of modern buildings and using them as building materials. Through the work, “Face-to-Face”, the artist reinterprets the constructive aspects of reality, and the three-dimensional scenery where each side is gathered together. The series of works are attempting to visualize ‘the moment a place becomes virtual’ and ‘the aspect of consuming space.’
The images in KDK photographs are very artificial. The city architecture is photographed, but he tries to distance himself from the subject with neutral attitude where artist’s attitude is not reflected. However, the abstractness created by the contract between light and darkness, the repeating grid, and the minimalistic exterior walls is closer to a color, a surface, an image than architectural photographs. The surface that simplified the complex meanings of complicated subject in the series <a>, <f>, <sf>, <w>, <b> conveys coldness and strictness. In series <p>, he shows a warm yet soft surface while maintaining a solid geometrical side.
Heewon Oh accumulates specific space and time through various media and methods in her works. The artist’s work allows an actual space or place to be a canvas to accumulate reproduction and memory. Sometimes, a flattened surface with a bunch of imaginary data that cannot be measured by both weight and volume is transformed into a form of real solid physical objects in actual space and occupies actual space.