Collage Series

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.

Faith 20"X16" Acrylic and collage on panel 2014

Faith
20″X16″
Acrylic and collage on panel.
2014

Habitat Ring 18"x16" Acrylic and collage on canvas panel 2013

Habitat Ring
18″x16″
Acrylic and collage on canvas panel.
2013

Harbinger 24"x20" Acrylic and collage on canvas panel. 2013

Harbinger
24″x20″
Acrylic and collage on canvas panel.
2013

Carer 2 9"X9" Acrylic and collage on illustration board 2013

Carer 2
9″X9″
Acrylic and collage on illustration board
2013

Distant Sun 18"X13" Collage and Acrylic on Illustration Board 2013

Distant Sun
18″X13″
Collage and Acrylic on Illustration Board
2013

Colony 210"X13" Collage and Acrylic on Illustration Board. 2013

Colony 2
10″X13″
Collage and Acrylic on Illustration Board.
2013

Quantifier 14"X15" Collage on Illustration Board. 2012

Quantifier
15″X14″
Collage on Illustration Board.
2012

Barrier 9"X13" Collage and Acrylic on Paper. 2013

Barrier
13″X9″
Collage and Acrylic on Paper.
2012

Fall 10"X15" Collage and Acrylic on Paper. 2012

Fall
10″X15″
Collage and Acrylic on Paper.
2012

Winter10"X13" Collage and Acrylic on Paper. 2012

Winter
10″X13″
Collage and Acrylic on Paper.
2012

Winter10"X13" Collage and Acrylic on Paper. 2011

Roots
13″X9″
Collage and Acrylic on Paper.
2011

Colony10"X13" Collage and Acrylic on Paper. 2011

Colony
10″X13″
Collage and Acrylic on Paper.
2011

town9"X13" Collage and Acrylic on Paper. 2011

Town
9″X13″
Collage and Acrylic on Paper.
2011

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