The exhibition title "JUST PICTURE" refers directly to Hockney's book "Hockney's Pictures" published by Thames & Hudson. This book divides the artist's important point of view about painting and its methodology into several categories, and mainly draws his drawings along with the key paintings that somehow make up the artist's thoughts. The characteristic composition of this book, which was seen while devising how to show the cross section of the Sangik Seo’s work, was of big help. In this exhibition, the artist distinguishes between the two axes of his work and separates them from each other, through the composition of works and paintings in a variety of ways, considering the structure, materials, and methods of expression. Therefore, if you look at the works one by one, you will be able to follow the process in which the painting methodology, that has been developed until now, has been formed.
Through the creating of portraits, Sangik Seo has recently been experimenting about ways of expressing his desired style. Unlike before, where the surface was cut off as flat as possible, it is noticeable that the works of today are emphasizing the texture to reveal the artist's gesture or style. For this reason, when comparing the paintings with each other, the contrast of the surface texture depending on the selection of the way of expression is considerably large compared to the operation time. Perhaps summarizing the current work topic of Sangik Seo's work, it could be described as ' finding a suitable point for building a personal painting style '. And, according to the artist, it is somewhere between his self-portrait and the portrait of Hockney.