As prescribed by Paulina Constancia
Today, an artist expresses through ceramics and photography his personal experience of isolation and integration in a new place and culture…
We continue with Statement of the HeART at Art Stage Singapore
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Dose #30: Isolation and Integration
“The Island in Frame” installation of Min Sung Hong
Spotted at: Art Stage Singapore 2015
The Idea: Presenting your art in two different forms – ceramic and photography, and mounting and selling them as one. In the case of Korean artist Min Sung Hong – he also makes a special mounting shelf for his artwork which is essentially part of the piece.
A Little about “The Island in Frame” series
by artist Min Sung Hong
“As important as the ceramic figures are in Min’s installation, they are only part of the work. He makes a photograph of each figure, enlarges the image to varying sizes, frames them in a multitude of ways and arranges them salon-style on the gallery wall in close proximity to the figures.
He photographs his sculptures against drawn or painted environments that exaggerate their whimsical and fantastical nature. the camera not only documents the object but transforms it. Each photograph is shot from a particular angle and is framed in a way that calls attention to the surrounding details.
The title of the installation, “The Island in Frame”, refers to Min’s experience of isolation and integration in a new place and culture. He combines formal exploration – color, shape, placement of the figures – with documentation photographs that freeze them in time like memories – as metaphors for making sense of his environment. Although Min presents the objects and images together, he is clearly most interested in their differences and what they reveal about truth and identity.”
-Info from PR of ‘The Island in Frame’
So do… as artist Min Sung Hong, capture your sentiments in more ways than one. You will see that it will bring the art experience to a whole new level (both for the creator and the viewer of the art).