Tuesday, 23 June 2009
Work from Deodorant Type.
Interview with Ju-Hycon Lee here.
“Gwon works between the fields of photography and sculpture. The artist plays with representations of reality and truth in both media by creating photographic sculptures and sculptural photographs…
Deodorant Type (2005-2006): Here again Gwon subverts preconceptions about representational form. A subject is rendered through the overlaying of photographs onto sculpture. The prints depict the corresponding physiology and clothing of the subject and form an illusion of surface and tangibility. The often surreal and contorted poses of the figures create an unsettling impression, while the physical lightness of the sculptures prompts the viewer to question notions of materiality.” – courtesy of Union Gallery