NOVEMBER 16⏤DECEMBER 28, 2013
PYO GALLERY LA
PYO Gallery LA is pleased to announce its forthcoming exhibition, Meltdown featuring the photo based mono prints by Sean Roh that explore the gap between delusion and reality.
In this exhibition, Sean’s experimental prints address the familiarity of everyday objects to expose the technological and social systems that shape perception. Made with basic tools, liquid paint and a single lens reflective camera, Sean presents works whose glossy surfaces mimic the look and feel of advanced imagining software. While viewers might query if the pixel perfect images were altered in Photoshop, Sean intentionally photographed objects covered in a skin of dripping paint to highlight the difference between what is natural, artificially produced, present and staged.
Sean’s monochromatic works critique the ways technology and mass production disable judgment. He creates optical illusions that suggest the substitution of reality with the virtual and urge the viewer to detach from the visible surface. Through his artwork Sean reinforces the need to question what we see as a way to counter the manipulations by technology and commerce.
According to the artist, delusion is triggered by our own prejudice, as changing technological forces have conditioned an automatic response, we perceive what is real as a trick and what is actually present, as an illusion. A simulation now substitutes the original and reality is blurred from of our very eyes.
This show marks Sean Roh’s first solo exhibition at Pyo Gallery in Los Angeles.
ROH Sean 노세환
노세환(1978-) 작가는 경희대학교 미술대학에서 회화학을 학사로 마치고 Slade College of Art, University College London(런던)에서 Fine Art Media 석사를 졸업하였다. 2008년 아시아프 작가상(조선일보), 2009년 송은 미술대상 입선 그리고 2017년 난징 국제아트페스티발에서 파이널 위너가 되었다. 국내에서는 표갤러리 사우스, 자하미술관, 63아트 미술관 등에서 그리고 국외에서는 표갤러리 LA, 고바야시 갤러리 등에서 개인전을 열었으며 포항시립미술관, 가나아트센터, 박여숙 갤러리, 선재아트센터, 토탈미술관 등에서 다수의 그룹 전시에 참여하며 활동하고 있다.
작가의 작품은 사비나미술관, 자하미술관, 서울시립미술관, 코리아나미술관, 강남구청 등에 소장되어있다.