Theatre (2019.9-11) is a series of silkscreen prints that explore how the expression of Baroque performing arts mediated between the rapidly changing circumstances and individuals. The work seeks to apply the expressive method of baroque art to the contemporary world.

   In the 15th to 17th centuries, when Baroque art flourished, Europe underwent a time of reformation in many ways. Radical scientific discoveries by scientists such as Copernicus and Newton changed the way people perceived the world ultimately. The notion of the nation changed significantly, as seen in John Locke's theory of social contract. At the same time, the fear of death from the plague was rampant. I chose the Baroque era because I thought the situation of the period is analogous to the current world. The concept of the nation has changed due to globalization, and the rapid development of science has required a new way of perception and redesigned human behavior. Climate change and environmental pollution are threatening human existence.

   The work Theatre (2019) consists of silkscreen printed leathers and mirrors. Mirror in the center refers to the concept of Baroque play. If the theater is a reflection of the world, will the mirror in the theater amplify the illusion of the play? Or will it reveal the truth of the theatre, the audience facing the stage? The mirror serves as a medium to invite viewers to contemplate and approach another truth beyond the two realities: the reality of the stage and the spectator.  Repeated patterns printed on leather conjure up another baroque idea, a fractal structure in which parts reflect the whole.

2019, silkscreen on leather and mirror

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
2019, silkscreen on leather and mirror

Family tragedy
2019, silkscreen on leather

2019, silkscreen on leather and mirror