series shows the 200% enlarged image. The black empty space in the background disappeared and the the ‘void’ expanded its presence to the place where the work is hung. Therefore, if the previous work was based on collective efforts, this work could be a proliferation. The photographed places are Seoul and the outskirts of Ilsan where artist is based. The places show the relationship between the artist and the society because Zu sees the familiar place in a new way.


  • Title: Flower1
  • Creator: Zu, Doyang
  • Date Created: 2011
  • Physical Dimensions: w2000 x h1000 cm
  • Type: Photography
  • Medium: C-Print
  • Critic's Note: Born in JeonNam Goheung, Korea, Zu Doyang received a BA from Dongguk University and a MFA in Seoul. Even with common natural subjects, such as forest or sky, Zu doyang's new perspective makes his images appear artificial. His work embodies the fact that the environment we live in is a fast-evolving collision between the natural and the artificial. The subjects’ shot in the countless original photographs used for these works are clearly natural; similar to those we have in our everyday lives. Yet his completed pieces reveal deeply distorted spaces. The ordinariness and bizarreness, reality and illusion that coexist in his work are truly a unique perspective of the world we live in. At first glance of his work, it is like you are looking at colorful glass ball. As you look closer and focus on each part, familiarities appear. Scenery such as: parks, woods, cities, amusement parks, hotels, and fast-food restaurants are all depicted. When you view the work overall, you are unable to see which is combined with each part; it looks like a totally different space. It is because the disjointed scenery of linear perspective is reconstructed in a new space with multiple point perspective.
  • Artist's Education: Dongguk University. Seoul, Korea. M.F.A., Painting.

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