In my series of collages, I present the viewer with dystopian landscapes. I draw inspiration from science fiction films and novels. Just as movies and books tell stories, I aim to create a narrative with my pictorial work.
The works in my current series are comprised of found photographs from magazines, brochures and art catalogs. One goal is to create scenes that are exotic yet familiar. The mechanical structures seen in my collages are assembled with cut photographs of Korean palaces from the Joseon dynasty (1392-1910). I am interested in how these ancient palaces can be made to look futuristic or timeless by reconstructing them piece by piece. The pictures are never fully planned. Materials guide the path of each composition.
The images are fantastic while addressing real world concerns. Like many science fiction fanatics, I am obsessed with the consequence of human action. Fractured skies and jagged buildings seen in my collages suggest a struggle between man and nature. It is a bleak outlook on the future but I expect the viewer to discover beauty in the scenes.