(B. 1974)
Jangdockdae Daughter and Son-colour
titled and signed 'Family (Son and Daughter) Yi Hwan Kwon' in English'; signed in Korean; numbered 'ed. 4/5' (on the reverse of one sculpture) two FRP sculptures
102 x 80 x 70 cm. (40 1/8 x 31 1/2 x 27 1/2 in.); & 113 x 76 x 76 cm. (44 1/2 x 30 x 30 in.) (2)
edition 4/5
Executed in 2008 (2)
Chongdong Theater, A Family, Seoul, Korea, 2009 (different edition illustrated, p. 3).
CAIS Gallery, Shared Illusion, Seoul, Korea, 2009 (illustrated, p. 35).
Seoul, Korea, Chongdong Theater, A Family, 1-31 December 2008 (different edition exhibited).
Seoul, Korea, Avenuel Lotte Art Gallery, Love in Rainbow, 11 May-30 June 2009 (different edition exhibited).
Seoul, Korea, CAIS Gallery, Shared Illusio, 25 June-17 July 2009.
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Please note that this work is titled and signed in English, signed in Korean, numbered on the reverse of one sculpture.

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The distorted sculptures of Yi Hwan Kwon display a parallel universe where ocular reality and perceptual accords of conformity are absurdly bended. They provoke a visual experience in space and time, where our eyes seem to navigate familiar objects and people only for the first time, and our predicated perception must freshly adjust.

The compression of distance, space and time in Yi's freeze-frame world is in reference to the elongated world appearing on television when wide-screen film is broadcast, and is an inquisitive attempt to inject vitality into the variable relationship between the two-dimensional and three-dimensional realms. The outstretched and flattened shapes, which are molded from digitally-manipulating thousands of photographs, perhaps present a contemporary solution in reinterpreting forms and relativity of space not unlike the exercises of Alberto Giacometti. Trained in Seoul in environmental sculpture, Yi's coveted works hold an innate consideration of the existing environment, and at the same time, emphasize the discovery of new interactive relationship between human and land, natural and artifice, illusion and reality.

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