A red sculptural doll lies happily on the flat and two-dimensional canvas filled with black and white characters drawn with lines waiting to come out.
Korean artist Eddie Kang’s mixed media piece is yet another fine example of WTF work seen recently at Art Basel Hong Kong 2013 which short-circuited my tiny brain.
As always, I am further WTF’ed up by the gallery description, which you are free to read below. Korean pop art at its heights. The artist got his art education in film and animation at RISD, which might explain the style which he paints with.
In the middle of
mixed media on canvas
130 x 130 cm
# Eddie Kang
2003 Rhode Island School of Design (BFA in Fine Art: Film/Animation/Video)
Eddie Kang thematically centered on memories (reminiscences) continuously when he had expressed his works. To express the psychological status of the fiction space (Comic series), he adjusts the frame and juxtaposes the characters with the realities of life that has structural limits and develops an unfamiliar space time. Hereafter, the process of recalling his childhood illusion or series of events is to reconstruct the memories and combine (“Absorbing”, “KARMA” series) them together which is similar as the memory of systematic reconstruction. In places, the collision of reality and inner narrative exposes in his artworks. The behavior of sewing emblem that indulges the cherished objects’ absence during the artist’s childhood and studying abroad, while the subject of dolls and in between their relationship and the overwhelming robots that symbolize the external world events not only deployed as a symbolic placement but by narration which renders a distinctive structure. This description that continues the process of the stories’ context does not exist, but which suits with fiction that evolves to a positive result. The individual characters exist by themselves and continuously arouse hybridization, transmutation that proliferates and might be evidence of the past memories that harmonize with the reality; the process of recalling.
# Gallery Ihn
73 Cheongwadae-ro Jongno-gu
110 – 220 Seoul
Korea, Republic Of
# SML Data
+ Date: 2013-05-23T16:42:01+0800
+ Dimensions: 2985 x 2985
+ Exposure: 1/80 sec at f/4.0
+ Focal Length: 40 mm
+ ISO: 100
+ Camera: Canon EOS 6D
+ Lens: Canon EF 17-40 f/4L USM
+ GPS: 22°16’59" N 114°10’22" E
+ Location: 香港會議展覽中心 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC)
+ Workflow: Lightroom 4
+ Serial: SML.20130523.6D.13996.SQ
+ Series: 新聞攝影 Photojournalism, SML Fine Art, Art Basel Hong Kong 2013
# Media Licensing
Creative Commons (CCBY) See-ming Lee 李思明 / SML Photography / SML Universe Limited
“Eddie Kang: In the middle of, 2013 (mixed media on canvas)” / Gallery Ihn / Art Basel Hong Kong 2013 / SML.20130523.6D.13996.SQ
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Posted by See-ming Lee (SML) on 2013-06-11 15:43:36
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