Hong Sungyeon. From here to eternity 12+ Automatic translate
с 20 Марта
по 29 Ноября
Музей современного искусства Эрарта
Васильевский остров, 29-я линия, д.2
Erarta Museum will open an exhibition by contemporary Korean artist Hong Sungyeon on March 20. This master, using lenticular printing technique, creates space three-dimensional works that change before the viewer’s eyes.
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 techniques. The combination of artistic sensitivity and technical ingenuity brings him closer to op-art, an optical art that originated in the 1960s in the United States. Op-art is characterized by optical deformations and illusions caused by color vibrations, sharp contrasts, and flickering rhythmic lines. Following the prominent representatives of the Hong Sungyeon trend, he uses modern technology to explore the nature of man and his place in the Universe.
The author’s three-dimensional compositions simultaneously refer to archaic artistic motives - circles, pictograms, geometric ornaments, and to digital photographs of distant galaxies made by modern telescopes.
The artist works with lenticular printing, familiar to us from the production of stereo production: calendars, magnets, bookmarks. However, Hong Sungyeon’s technique is incomparably more perfect: the illusion of depth, arising from the multi-layered image, fascinates 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. “Darkness is invisible to the eye, but it is it that is closest to nature, our true homeland, the source of the world,” the author says. "Like an abyss of the sea, it hides the unprecedented landscapes that I strive to depict."
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 brings the viewer to the very edge of the abyss, inviting him to look into the face of eternity on his own.