Between Red-46, 2008, Oil on Canvas, 200 x 200 cm
The series Between Red is at first glance overwhelmingly simple. A series of landscape paintings is rendered in delicate washes of red. Large swaths of unmarked white meander between islands of crimson land. The blank spaces are harshly set against the carefully detailed fragments in red; nonetheless, they cohere into the flawless totality that is created by each painting.
Sea Hyun Lee_Union Gallery
Return , oil on canvas 210cm x170cm 2009
spring 2, digiatl print acrilic 130cm x 162 cm 2002
twenty shadows, oil on canvas 53cm x 45.5cm 2008
It is certain that we live in an age of uncertainty which needed for more living, more thinking, and more intervening than some time, and also in an age of lust which desire of capital captures us at all sphere of daily life. This age has made human being to be "ordinariness" according to combining with weakness of mankind, standardization of their dream and vision, temptation of consumption, endowment of qualification, order of grade of rank, power spirit and display of their power, establishment of truth through ordering system, and also made a well-prepared individual to be a useful being in a society at the least.
They obey the society, and how to threaten individual has contributed to their obedience. We could call such person following general reference of a given-culture a healthy and ordinary neighborhood. On the contrary, we can acknowledge that such person who display a shortage of skill to perform a specific job and function without some qualification and ability and who do not meet with a specific standard could be a mad man or a alien.
Those who ousted from a well-prepared individual could be controlled and manipulated
by power, rule, minor shame as like "You should know your dishonor." in proper form in which a group want to do. The weakness that is presented from such controlling will be a reason they are kicked out from a social boundary to which they belong. In addition, they have some risk to acknowledge what they recognize the fact by themselves in advance as a self-destructive behavior.
Li Set byul
Bachelor - The Dual Body, 2003.
Perspex, steel, water, book, water pump, light. 194 x 110 x 65 cm.
Daeyong Byun is an excellent fable teller. His continuous "animal-human" motif is to suggest a true picture of society in a metaphorical way. We can approach his "animal-human" in two ways. One is "animalization of humans" and the other is "humanization of animals." The former reveals the process of humans becoming animals by letting human values in life, such as ethics toward others, be collapsed in the capitalistic system of exchange. The latter discloses the reality that the nature is subordinated to the culture by having been destroyed and all the worse possessed violently by the culture. - Man Seok Kim
'lotus zone of zero', made with a steel structure and cables
The site specific installation Lotus: Zone of Zero, 2008, is composed of approximately two thousand lanterns, in the shape of lotus flowers, expanding outward upon a circular structural space, against a background of Tibetan, Gregorian and Islamic chants, and was specifically conceived for the Rotunda of the Raverstein Gallery. This installation is an invitation to a journey of discovery in which the artist provides space and time where the audience observes the differences and similarities of cultural, religious, and political awareness, and which, above and beyond its aesthetic qualities, is a call for peace, love and understanding amongst human beings.
Soo Ja kim
Assembling for Eternity 34x34x48 cm urethane rubber on stainless steel 2008
Assembled Fantasy 111(width) x25(height) x32(depth) cm
steel, aluminium, stainless steel, speaker, power amplifier, oscillator & multi mode filter module 2008
The Bottom Floor diameter 300cm aluminium, electric motor 0.97rpm, light 2005
Byoung Ho Kim
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