FEATURED ARTIST: Hong Seon Jang
Hong Seon Jang (lives and works in New York City) composes sculptures and installations from common products and found objects. He emphasizes specific aspects of found objects and suggests a potential opening for them in the art context. By incorporating and manipulating the objects, he introduces the idea of distortion and the subversion of traditional meanings while proposing a discussion about the object’s material value, and the subsequent value of the time, history, place, and event that the object is meant to commemorate in everyday life. Hong Seon’s most recent body of work is on view until March 9th at Munch Gallery in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York and he will participate in Mediations Biennale in September of 2014.
Hong Seon Jang, Map, 2014. Vinyl tiles, pedestals, 336 x 720 inches. Courtesy the artist.