Zin Helena Song’s Illusory Sculptures Confound Human Perception
Tempered by sections of white and gray, each candy-colored shape set is somewhat familiar—resembling a tangram puzzle, a paper airplane, or the floor plan of an avant-garde piece of architecture. With Grid Origami #5 (2014) a confluence of
A maze of triangles and trapezoids converge in Inter-Light #1 (2014), where an LED light emerges from a central crevice. Gray sections appear like shadows, giving colorful areas a base to vibrate against, and each faceted edge a stark sharpness. It’s unclear whether the planes are unfolding outwards or shifting inwards, creating illusions like those found in kinetic art. Here, Song demonstrates skill with selecting color combinations, an interest in integrating electronic light sources, and an enthusiasm for exploring the boundaries of human perception.
Slices of soft orange, blue, magenta, and yellow meet in a pristine pinwheel of forms in Polygon in space #25 (2015). Like
“Solo Show Zin Helena Song” is on view at Muriel Guépin Gallery, New York, May 7–Jun. 7, 2015.