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This series express the modern society where lives are threatened and many things have been disappeared due to the advanced development of material civilizations. The coexistence of objects representing Life (生) and Object (物) is shown as a piece of advertisement or a theatrical piece to analyze and depict the phenomenon cold-heartedly to express the desolation of modern society and nihilism of modern people and to reveal humans' negligence of life. The structural beauty and mystic colors of living organisms or animals I either found or gathered in nature or purchased as a child gave me pleasure and memories. The tiny living things that are usually considered trivial existences in life yet make me stop for a while to contemplate. These are insects, fish, frogs, etc that appear as the metaphors of Life (生). I transferred animals that should be in nature, in cages, or in fish tanks onto silk fabric, into glass bottles, or onto metal dishes to create images where they are foreign and forced to coexist with others. The fabric, glass, and metal, the metaphors of Object (物), show their physical properties through shine, projection, reflection, or refraction in front of the camera or in the canvas. What is the meaning or value of living organisms in the modern civilization? What is the meaning of living organisms to humans? They exist with us in the same environment, but they are always faced as food or decorative elements in a lower hierarchy. Despite that they are living things with meaning and value of existence, the humans only use them for clear purposes when we have certain reasons. In the modern society, this structure is applied to the relationships between men, men and organization, or men and society. Humans, a living organism, is sometimes considered and used as a functional object.
Painting:Oil on Canvas
Size:29.1 W x 29.1 H x 1.2 D in
Ready to Hang:Not applicable
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Artist. Born in Seoul Korea 1973. Representative Gallery- Plus One Gallery, London. In an economically driven world where we are conditioned to subconsciously place value on the genuinely invaluable, Young Sung Kim has visually critiqued the level at which we place "value" on objects both commercially and ethically. Kim uses contrasting subject matter to illustrate the distinction between the living and the material, it seems that as a society our ideas of how something is valued are intrinsically rooted in commerce. This series expresses the modern society where lives are threatened and many things have disappeared due to the advanced development of material civilizations. The coexistence of objects representing Life and Object are shown as a piece of advertisement or a theatrical piece to analyze and depict the phenomenon cold-heartedly to express the desolation of modern society and nihilism of modern people and to reveal humans' negligence of life.
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