This work started from collecting a series of photos in random spaces. The structure of the building becomes free from its functional form in the reconstruction of the building into a smaller model. The distance between two buildings and the form of the building are able to create an intentional transformation. During this process, the perspective and the sense of distance gets distorted in a subtle way. This is a work that shows the thin boundary between the fundamental structure and the subtle distortion by recreating the structure within a space.
Seung Yul Lee
Seung Yul Lee (b.1994) intentionally seeks out the distortions that arise during the process of reconfiguring spaces. He reinterprets the way of seeing places, including various structures and buildings. His interest in exploring variable features of certain space, errors and special depth derived from his main medium, photography. In the series "Camouflage" he transforms the interior into the exterior, and in the series "Mirage" he reverses the inside and the outside of the space by transforming massive buildings into small architectural models. The photographs of the buildings, captured and printed for model production, undergo various transformations that result in the removal of their distinctive characteristics. The artist stirs the audience's perception and senses by consistently reversing the inside and the outside across various series.
The texture suggests the passage of time in a screen composed of clean verticals. The unoccupied building is imaginative and beautiful. The sense of perspective shifting stirs a feeling of uneasiness and is pleasant.