My practice is to decipher things in the world that are composed of oppositions based on my philosophy Subjectivity World and Objectivity World. Like solving puzzles, I seek to discover the system, function and hidden meaning of the complexity while focusing on social issues such as race and gender – so called identity of the post-universalized era, which become rhizomes of conflicts, through journalistic process, photo-realistic drawings and interactive installation.
Because of the nature of the concept, my installation is inclined to form as if it is a metaphysical or poetic map or diorama of a society, which is made of pieces of mosaics and puzzles that hold symbolic images of the subject matter. Drawings are created in a similar way to photographs that are taken from actual people, places and archives by myself sometimes through interviews. The drawing works as actual portraits of people, at the same time, a cut-out of the reality which is interpreted through my own visions. My works often have digital interactivity through kinetic and internet-working methods. It requires actions and inputs from audiences while triggering their own five-senses, messages and participations in the project; my drawings and installations are both treated alike in this way.
Having lived in both homogeneous and heterogeneous societies has made me working on ‘identity’ that changes under various circumstances and social structures. Especially thinking about the commonization of information, consumerism of arts, globalization within the modern-utopia, I try to create works that are not just traditional objects yet beyond being objects as a transmitter of communication and esthetic expression that throws a provocative question.