ARARIO GALLERY SEOUL is pleased to present Won Seoung Won's solo exhibition "The Sight Of the Others" from 11 May to 2 July 2017.
Won Seoung Won takes thousands of photographs and creates something from her unrealistic imagination through an intricate photo-collage process. This is Won's unique creative procedure where she recognizes the most appropriate images she collected from the long journeys into a narrative structure. Won accentuates the three-dimensional effect by taking numerous photographs of a single part, which physically appears to be one lump. The increase of image layers in comparison to the previous works, presents a frame more convincing than reality. Won Seoung Won collages time ans space, unravels the narrative in an intriguing way to induce the eyes of the audience to the picture surpassed of time and space.
The new series of works presented in the solo exhibition, "The Sight of the Others" unveils the occupational platform of journalists, IT specialists, professors, pharmacists, finance specialists, government officers and researchers.
Won has been interested in the issue of whether 'jobs define people's identities' as she interacted with people of different professions. And she expresses the seven professions she indirectly experienced through them into different landscapes. The jobs that everyone admires have definite and professional qualities, thus forming its peculiar aura. When we look closer into theses superb jobs popular in the society, they all involve similar dilemma and difficulties like any other jobs. Won portrays the gap between the professions that seemed special from a far and the general rigors within those jobs through animals and landscapes. The disparate and unfamiliar sight presented by Won Seoung Won is a reflection of our society. The society of men is unfolded realistically upon the pictorial frame, but it is to find comfort in the fact that this tragic narrative is rather beautiful than being hollow or distressful.