© Photo by Nam Young JU

Eye of the argos  

 

As a child I was attracted to strange stories and paintings. Alchemists and wizards, stories of non-existent animals and plants, were enchanted by the world in the kaleidoscope. It may have been an extension of this fascination that led to the likes of René Magritte or M.C.Eche. Their work, which expresses circular time perspective and multilayered view of space, has become deeply conscious of my consciousness.

 

Since 2018, he has tried to see various worlds using mirrors, and this has been a serious experiment and a joyous pastime. They used mirrors to attract and transform images, and created narratives using multiple mirrors

 

While traveling to South America for 63 days in April and May 2019, he worked almost paranoidly on mirror photograph. By looking through the mirror, he changed from a one-eyed Cyclops to an Argos with 100 eyes, attracting a picture of a space beyond the usual visual range at a glance. To fold, bend, reflect, enlarge an image, confine, or multiply in the wrong place. By showing traces of time due to optical illusions, we made the real-life and virtual boundaries ambiguous, thus twisting the concept of three-dimensional space and one-way time. The shape, number, size, and location of objects corresponding to the objective properties could be changed to the variable nature by magic, so space and time could be expressed subjectively.

 

This is the application of the Magic Realism, a literary technique of Latin American writers, including Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Marquez created the fictional city of Macondo through a literary epic that goes against the rules of the real world in his novel "A Loneliness of 100 Years." In my mirror image, the reality and the illusion are surrealistically and cleverly combined. It wanted to show the third reality by removing the wall separating reality from reality by mirror at the point where fiction and reality are interconnected. While looking at the picture, you find yourself unwittingly moving from the realm of reality to the realm of fiction. This experience of free flow into real and virtual space is expected to give wings to the imagination of convergence between subjects.

 

In the modern art of seeking novelty, I tried to look back at our lives and realities through the forms and contents through mirrors, and this joyous pastime is likely to continue for the time.

Macondo

 

Marquez created the fictional city of Macondo through a literary epic that goes against the rules of the real world in his novel "A Loneliness of 100 Years." In my mirror image, the reality and the illusion are surrealistically and cleverly combined. It wanted to show the third reality by removing the wall separating reality from reality by mirror at the point where fiction and reality are interconnected.

Next

 

Mirror photography. We looked in the mirror at the environmental problems we faced. I expressed the nature before the human race, the present after the human race, and the future that will come next with the metaphors of mirrors, masks, and colors. A mirror is the role of a window to reveal the truth, and a curved mirror distorts and breaks the truth. A mask is a human form and represents an undesirable means of hiding the truth. It expressed the uncertain future in a virtual color.