Hong Sungyeon. From here to eternity Automatic translate
с 2 Сентября
по 29 Ноября
Музей современного искусства Эрарта
Васильевский остров, 29-я линия, д.2
Erarta Museum presents three-dimensional artwork by Korean artist Hong Sungyeon, transporting the viewer to the hidden core of the universe
- Study of the nature of man and his place in the macrocosm
- A lenticular printing technique that creates the illusion of depth
- The complex relationship of color and volume, light and darkness
Korean artist Hong Sungyeon began his career as a photographer, but his interest in the visual arts soon led him to study optics, computer science and various printing methods. The organic combination of artistic sensitivity and technical ingenuity brings the author’s work closer to op-art - an optical art that originated in the 1960s in the United States. Representatives of this trend, such as Victor Vasarely, Joseph Albers, Bridget Riley, have presented the world with new ways of working with materials and two-dimensional images. Following them, Hong Sungyeon explores human nature and his place in the macrocosm using modern technology.
The artist leaves the viewer face to face with the naked emptiness of the world: his works are a portal that takes us to the hidden core of the Universe. The author’s three-dimensional compositions simultaneously refer to archaic artistic motifs - circles, pictograms, geometric ornaments, and to digital images of distant galaxies made by modern telescopes.
Hong Sungyeon works with lenticular printing, which is familiar to us, first of all, from the production of stereo production: calendars, magnets, bookmarks. However, the author’s technique is incomparably more perfect: the illusion of depth arises due to the multi-layered image and, like a black hole, draws the viewer into a spatial funnel. Using simple geometric shapes - spirals, waves and digital noise combinations, the author explores the complex relationships of color and volume, light and darkness.
In each of his works, Hong Sungyeon reflects on who we are, where we came from and where we are going. The artist does not give unambiguous answers to the questions posed - he only brings each of us to the very edge of the abyss, offering to independently look into the face of eternity.