A Well seems like a large hole filled with water, but it is a strange reflection, with flowing water underneath. The Well presents Seung Yul Oh, and Kwangho Lee's works that result from accumulated experience and memories, inducing both tension and harmony when reflected together. The two artist's subject and method of work is seemingly contrasting but also coincide in their attempts at transforming forms.
Seung Yul Oh works from momentarily remembered or imagined aesthetic experiences. Artist twists the space unexpectedly at the moment the viewer conceives the work. Constructed by connecting joint like wood treated in varying volume, texture, and colour, his new work Fractionation creates an illusion of legs of an enormous bird breaking through the ceiling and walls.
Kwangho Lee creates functional and nonfunctional objects through diverse research of materials. Plasticity Series is produced with opaque acryl often used in his furniture and lightings. The material is applied away from the usual frame of functionality, attempting deviation from its mechanically made line and form. Like hand-cut pieces of coloured papers, these different forms of plates hang in puzzle-like layers. Original shapes and colours of each panel distort and transforms according to its placement.
Press release courtesy Whistle.