Portraits Made of Layers of Wire by Seung Mo ParkJuxtapoz // Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012
Some people paint portraits, and others (or in this case, one other) cut layer upon layer of wire mesh to create a portrait. Korean artist Seung Mo Park starts with a photograph then superimposes it over layers of wire with a projector, and then starts snipping away. A recent show in NYC at Blank Space Gallery called MAYA (generally meaning "illusion" in Sanskrit), shows how far Park has come with the incredible illusions and anti-sculpture work.
Blank Space notes in their press release: "As part of this third phase of Park's work, he has chosen to work with images of illusion rather than materiality and the results are refreshing. He is faithful to this idea of maya and the truth of people's lives, in his way examining whether our lives are a dream or reality. Further, by naming these works all MAYA followed by a number creates an almost anonymous identity to these women who represent the woman from the artist's dream, therefore giving another example of maya in these works."
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