I have named "Creating landscape" for this exhibition and have done image-installation art works from camera in buildings such that it catches (handles) lights radiated through windows and doors and landscape of people out of such windows on real time basis for indoor and outdoor of miniature of architecture. Since a couple of years, I seemed to attempt changes from such structure of camera and miniature in combination. I attempted to create abstracted structures as I did such attempts in last private exhibition and even in between. As I have been interested in architecture and spaces, I came to have interests in architectures and then abstracted structures and accordingly attempted to design such types. In this exhibition, I created around 5 structures motivated by building, I have laid walls, windows and doors in buildings in those structures in terms of formative aspects for opened and closed parts and proportion and composition created by such parts and by simplifying such elements. What I have always been concerned over when I do such works is that 'What did I actually want to tell when I handle miniatures of buildings and space through my camera?' and consequently it is an interest for space ... and for inside and outside of space as well but I seemed to primarily handle anxieties for others, which I continued to feel since my childhood and also feels for external people, so called other persons and places. I think that such anxieties might be caused by my attitudes, unfamiliar or scared by different people, strangers since my puberty and not easily accessing them and reminding myself of my own thinking... even while I do my activities since I became an adult, I seemed to always think "How do I look like to strangers" and "What are really all the external things to me excepting myself?" This thinking is somewhat weird. Such anxieties seem to be ones that create curiosity toward external sides not ones that completely close sides. In this exhibition, such things seemed to felt just like membrane or boundaries that are created between me and others. Such boundaries are not perfectly closed membrane but partly opened and closed, or perfectly closed ones, and mirrors, transparent colors and such various relations and surfaces seemed to be structurally created. Certain images are used there and they are also locations and spaces related to me. However, such locations and spaces seemed to always create those boundaries.For examples, whenever I go to my atelier, I pass through Free Road to Yeoncheon via Munsan and such areas are all DMZ which face North Korea. To some degree, I passed through those borders almost every day or a couple of times a week, and this passage gave a very edged feel for boundary, or houses with same structures as my house but different ones as I always live in an apartment house. And I encountered demolishing houses due to re-development near school when I accompany my daughter to her school. Such things have repeatedly made me observe boundaries among time and between societies or countries as I have been concerning over borders between me and others. Consequently I seemed to have done art works by combining with my architectural structures in a way that I put photographs or images into space with grids by filming or photographing such borders or vertically editing them or putting them into spaces with grids. Another thing is that I have done image works by borrowing painting works from video works using 3-dimensional animation that I have done a couple of years or by combining 3D feature made of my experiences in certain time period with changes in light primarily entering space or unfamiliar landscape. And then I seem to have tried to put spatial aspect, colors and movement of light owned by such images into formative works as image works are done being separated from previous miniature works and further tried to make such elements to be connected and integrated with image woks. Therefore, I attempted to integrate two types of flow in a way that stainless and images are mixed installed mostly on the basement 1st floor and framed image works that have been done so far are installed on 2nd floor. To summarize theme of this exhibition briefly, 'Creating Landscape's is a membrane created between me and others. However, this membrane is not perfectly closed but it seems to be structured surface with architectural features and one single image seems to be generated on such surface such that images from external sides or my internal side are overlapped and mixed. I suggested such images as one single scene or landscape and I think such landscapes continue to vary in those structures and it suggests one landscape for audience.
Press release courtesy Gallery Chosun.