The Photographic and Sculptural Blend of Osang Gwon
The artwork of Korean artist Gwon Osang is a unique blend of photography and sculpture. He begins by extensively photographing his subjects, then attaching the photographs to plaster sculptures and molds. The result is a strange mix of two and thee dimensions. Also, while the sculptures may point to classical bronze and marble statues, the photos and poses are much more reminiscent of fashion photography. Thus, the sculptures seem simultaneously heavy and light in physical weight as well as seriousness. They’re especially fitting for a time marked by the abundance of images and hyper-documentation.