Korean artist Jang Jongwan, who deals with painting as the main medium, delivers a somewhat familiar and colorful, and humorous but cynical message with the landscape composed of funny situations and surreal images unique to the artist.
Glamour shot (Lee Bora and Han Daewoong), whose main business is family photos, is a group that takes various concepts of family photos formed in modern society on a screen full of kitschiness.
The exhibition To the Moon, presented by Space Willing N Dealing, reveals the landscape of success myths(especially virtual currency, stocks, real estate, etc.) that are being created countless times in modern society through installation work based on photos and paintings.
The exhibition title "To the Moon," whose expression is used as a slang for the highest upper limit in the virtual currency community, is based on the Glamershot team's actual experience.
The desire to reach "To the Moon" in virtual currency can be seen as revealing human desires between mythical illusions and reality, as well as various slangs such as "Ddukrak(words that emphasize a sudden decline)," "chart into the basement," "Driving rough," "Riding," etc. are metaphorically visualized in the exhibition space.
The desire to pursue splendor while looking at the phenomenon as a modern myth and the scenery behind it are revealed as another kind of space by combining the unrealistic and humorous images unique to Jang Jongwan and the colorful and kitsch images unique to Glamour shot.
Press release courtesy Space Willing N Dealing.
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Glamour shot & Jang Jongwan, 투 더 문 To the Moon, Space Willing N Dealing, Seoul (24 September–14 October 2021).