Chang Sungeun deals with the photography. Instead of majoring in photography, Chang extensively acquired techniques while studying visual art in general. Due to her training in color and space in advance of using photography, Chang's images reveal a process of realizing countless considerations and arrangements. Upon observing scenes where directed performance comes to the fore, one can assume that the artist has underwent numerous repetitive and failed procedures in the pursuit of the flawless expression at the moment of pressing the shutter. I once asked the artist about this as I saw a performative layer in her production process. Chang disagreed with my observation. Due to photography's time-limited character—as photographs capture a split second—Chang was wary of her works being read as mere "documentation." Therefore, one would realize that performative actions that Chang had directed did not go further than its role as the subject matter for an intended scene.Read More
Chang turns her own experience or imagination about the space into visual art, and she transcends or dissolves the boundary of body-sculpture photography. She actively dissolves each element into a single frame of photography. The body in her works acts both as a human body and as a support to show things. For example, the space and object of a still life are the same, and the table is replaced by a human body, which makes a new still life photograph. The body is a form that shows solitude and it is considered as a portrait, and at the same time, the unnamed objects which are placed on the human body become the main subject and claim that it is a still life photograph. This is the answer to the question of genre, and she wants to prove that the true reality is solitude and solitude is beautiful.
Chang Sungeun had graduated from l'École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts de Paris (2006) and PANTHEON-SORBONNE Université Paris1 Master2 Rechercher, Arts Plastiques (2007 M.F.A). The artist working based in Seoul participating various exhibitions such as We, Yeoksam1 Cultural Center, Seoul, Korea, The Material of the Audience, BLUME MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY, Paju, Korea (2020), The Phenomenon of the Mind: Facing Yourself, Museum of Contemporary Art Busan, Busan, Korea (2019), Light construction, gallery Kiche , Seoul, Korea, Seongbuk Documenta 4, Seongbuk Yong Young Art, Seoul, Korea (2017), In the Flâneur's Eyes, Gyeonggimoma, Korea (2016), etc.
Text courtesy Space Willing N Dealing.