Woongjoo SEO creates hyper-realistic paintings of crumpled paper. Our senses are decieved when looking at a flat canvas that appears wrinkled and distorted. Our judgement and perception is henceforth decieved, forcing us to question the hastiness of our judgement. Seo’s works are painted as an illusion, and yet the unique point of his visuals is that there is always an understanding of what both objects, the canvas and the wrinkled paper, actually are.
Woongjoo Seo was born in Korea in 1981. He is currently a Ph.D Candidate at Hong-ik University. He previously obtained his BFA and MFA from Hong-ik University in 2008 and 2010, respectively. Following this, he obtained his second MFA from the Chelsea College of Art in London. His works have been featured in many internal and local shows in spaces such as Gallery Gabi (Seoul), Soul Art Space (Busan), Jinsun Gallery (Seoul), Jeonbuk Museum of Art (Seoul), HARBOUR ART FAIR (Hong Kong), Seoul Art Center, Bargehouse (London), X-Power Gallery (Taipei, Taiwan), Shanghai Art Fair, Shanghai, amongst many more.