Ideal of reality tangled with desire
Ran Hong pays special attention to the reality of which external beauty has turned into the ideal tangled with desire as well as the phenomena in which people lose something important by being blind by superficial and illusionary values. People overwhelmed by materialism dream of an ideal space that transcends this reality. However, on the other side, there is an existence cruelly trampled by the desire for utopia. Artist Hong presents crocodiles as a sacrificed existence and a fragile being in carrying on with works. By confronting crocodiles and landscape painting, which is a universal subject for Oriental paintings, in the top-bottom structure, artist Hong shows the aspects of reality in which utopia and dystopia are chaotically blended in diverse ways of painting, installation, and collage.