Description

‘The Path of Eyes’ is a series of mixed media works addressing the value of the unnoticed visual information that surrounds us on daily journeys. From that which is routinely missed, to that which is literally overlooked, we are all so busy getting somewhere that we are often not present in the moment. The artist retraced a journey in South Korea, from Seoul to Donghae, to find his old primary School. Yoon took hundreds of photographs along the journey, wherever his gaze happened to pause or linger, accumulating them into a fastidious mosaic of smaller images laid over the central image of his ‘memorable place’. The work echoes the journey itself; by elevating the ‘unimportant’ collateral scenes into the same field as the consciously viewed subject, Yoon asserts their value, endowing what we miss with as much significance as that which we gaze upon in order to remember.

Yoon Il Kwon

The bench

  • Medium
    Painting
  • Year
    2019
  • Size

    23.6 × 35.4 × 1.2 in

    60 × 90 × 3 cm

  • Material
    Mixed media on board (litogrpahy + photography)
  • Price
    € 1,900
  • Edition
    This is a unique work

Description

‘The Path of Eyes’ is a series of mixed media works addressing the value of the unnoticed visual information that surrounds us on daily journeys. From that which is routinely missed, to that which is literally overlooked, we are all so busy getting somewhere that we are often not present in the moment. The artist retraced a journey in South Korea, from Seoul to Donghae, to find his old primary School. Yoon took hundreds of photographs along the journey, wherever his gaze happened to pause or linger, accumulating them into a fastidious mosaic of smaller images laid over the central image of his ‘memorable place’. The work echoes the journey itself; by elevating the ‘unimportant’ collateral scenes into the same field as the consciously viewed subject, Yoon asserts their value, endowing what we miss with as much significance as that which we gaze upon in order to remember.

Yoon Il Kwon

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