ConceptIn the process of architectural design, we place particular emphasis on how to compose the void space with forms and... Read More
In the process of architectural design, we place particular emphasis on how to compose the void space with forms and materials, along each sequence of spatial experience.
By applying this methodology not only to architectural spaces but also to two-dimensional works, we attempt to visually symbolize the relationship and composition between presence and absence.
In this diptych work, which consists of two panels upholstered in a single piece of leather on a wooden frame, the surface area of the leather serves as an area that is subject to artistic intervention.
In one panel, the surface is raised along the shape of the forks by embossing from the back side, and in the other panel, the surface is depressed along the shape of the fork by debossing from the surface.
Through the spatial manipulation of the repetitive placement of the simple shape of a fork, the projections and depressions on the surface of the work create a rhythmic infinite pulsation of light and shadow, emphasizing the relationship and composition between presence and absence.
In addition to the spatial component of repetition, the spatial element of symmetry-reflection also plays an important role in this work.
That is to say, in the composition of this diptych, the symmetry of the space is maintained not only on the vertical and horizontal axes, but also on the front and back axes by means of the tension and stress between the protruding and depressed parts, suggesting that presence and absence are two sides of the same coin, and that they resonate and complement each other in a yin-and-yang relationship.
Thus, this diptych is conceptualized as a device that depicts "absence of presence" and "presence of absence" by means of an intermediate artistic intervention in space between two and three dimensions, or in other words, 2.5-dimensional spatial manipulation, and its methodology can be situated among painting, sculpture, and architecture.
Dimension: This work is a diptych consisting of two panels and its total dimension varies according to how these two panels will be layouted. The dimension of each panel is Width 54 cm x Height 108 cm x Depth 6 cm.