Michael Joo, ‘Untitled (Pleochroic)’, 2016, Painting, Silver nitrate and epoxy on canvas, Kukje Gallery
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Michael Joo

Untitled (Pleochroic), 2016

Silver nitrate and epoxy on canvas
58 × 58 in
147.3 × 147.3 cm
Location
Seoul
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Courtesy of the artist Image provided by Kukje Gallery
Michael Joo
American, b. 1966
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Korean-American conceptual artist Michael Joo manipulates a wide array of unexpected materials, from antlers and human sweat to fiber optics and magnets, to explore places, people, and objects by reinterpreting perception, asking, “Why do we perceive as we perceive?”. Amid a profusion of themes and styles, certain natural and spiritual motifs emerge, particularly animals and the Buddha. For example, in Bodhi Obfuscatus (Space Baby) (2005), a stone Buddha statue wears a halo of interconnected cameras, which then project close-ups of the Buddha onto screens mounted in the space around the statue.

Michael Joo, ‘Untitled (Pleochroic)’, 2016, Painting, Silver nitrate and epoxy on canvas, Kukje Gallery
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Michael Joo
American, b. 1966
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Korean-American conceptual artist Michael Joo manipulates a wide array of unexpected materials, from antlers and human sweat to fiber optics and magnets, to explore places, people, and objects by reinterpreting perception, asking, “Why do we perceive as we perceive?”. Amid a profusion of themes and styles, certain natural and spiritual motifs emerge, particularly animals and the Buddha. For example, in Bodhi Obfuscatus (Space Baby) (2005), a stone Buddha statue wears a halo of interconnected cameras, which then project close-ups of the Buddha onto screens mounted in the space around the statue.

Michael Joo

Untitled (Pleochroic), 2016

Silver nitrate and epoxy on canvas
58 × 58 in
147.3 × 147.3 cm
Location
Seoul
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