Chang-Soo Kim: photos
As I wrote recently, Korean artist Chang-Soo Kim has an exhibition of his large digital printworks at Capilano University's Studio Art Gallery. It continues until Thursday, October 28th. A few days ago I had the opportunity to take a few installation photos including one of the artist.
The exhibition includes the artist's work from the past ten years, I believe. He uses thousands of digital images of tiny faces to make the larger portraits. Over time, these smaller images seem to become more abstract, as seen in the bottom photo of a detail of one of his prints. Later, I note a move to the use of multiple vertical lines as we see in television images, and even later marks and 'scratches' that make me think of computer code as well as a suggestion of DNA marking, the details merging, as before, into larger images such as the hands and foot. To me, the artist investigates relationships of contemporary humanity and technology together in a most powerful, compelling and astounding way.