Vyner Street Gallery
29 September - 02 October
My work mainly considers what the role of art is and how it communicates within contemporary society. In this context, I have paid attention to the everyday lives of modern people including my own and the cities we live in.
There is no doubt that we live in a highly developed urban environment in which the quality of our lives has been supposedly improved by modern technology. In some ways, of course, this is true. Nonetheless, I feel a deep sense of emptiness. As Leibniz’s question, “why is there nothing rather than something?” implies, despite many developments within society, these changes have somehow caused a deep sense of emptiness. As such, what really is the reality of the city and the world and its system? And, what is meant by space and what causes the struggles within our shared space? Ultimately, I hope to identify the nature of our society’s system and the contradiction between the world we live in and our daily life through my art practice.
I have preferred site-specific arts continuously. I concentrate on and explore the scenes of a specific place where I stay and the phenomena and conditions observed in the scenes, and create works based on my experiences in the place. I intend to examine the identity of a specific place and read it through my practice so that art may play right functions in the city.
Currently, I have mainly used cardboard boxes as materials in my sculptural work. For me, cardboard is a metaphor to reveal our lives and the city views, and, especially, the various brand names on the boxes seem to suggest more clearly our consumption-spending pattern. Furthermore, cardboard undergoes dynamic changes and movements in its lifespan, from packing to recycling. Ultimately, in a similar way to a city, cardboard goes through an endless cycle of death and rebirth in different forms.
2 October, 4 - 9pm
Situated in The Heart of London's Contemporary Art District, Vyner Street Gallery is a great venue for artists in all media to show their work to a wide and appreciative audience. Under Graduate, Degree and Post Graduate Shows Welcome Vyner Street. It is now the most significant Gallery Row in London, ideally placed to enjoy the best of First Thursday.
The Victory - pool table - public houses - jukeboxes
27 Vyner Street, City of London, E2 9DQ
020 8980 5305