MATTERDATAMATTER @SPACE SO, SEOUL
with works by MOON Isaac, MOON Joo Hye, JEONG Hae Min

It is easy to confuse reality with virtuality when you use all the digital devices today. The development of graphic softwares boosted VR experience and it is getting materialized as much as our sensitivity catches up the illusion. People perceive something from nothing in the digital environment. The artists - MOON Isaac, MOON Joo Hye and JEONG Hae Min - use each different software and shares the diverse experience of digital data before they are generated by output devices.


MOON collects fundamental figures from software program 3D MAX, and human organism data from such open source as museum’s human body sculpture database. He is interested in typical revenge stories of a protagonist and this story is fabricated through 3D MAX until the character is self-replicating his hands and feet. MOON received BFA and MFA from Kookmin University. His works were exhibited through local solo and group group shows at Archive Bom, at Space 413, at Platform L, at Insa Art Center, at Doosan Art Center and more.


FPS(First-person Shooter) is virtual reality smartphone game which makes you running around VR battle filed. MOON Joo Hye records or screen-saves flashing or bombing scenes when she plays it or watching it on Youtube. And it soon became her number one interest to feel out of place from the VR landscape. The screen shots she saves are vectorized not to be damaged and the printed vector images are placed on the canvas on which she adds more colors. They are all from the movement of gamer’s mouse pointer promptly exploring the VR landscapes and scenes. MOON majored in oriental and western paintings; received BFA from Seoul National University and participated local shows in Korea.


JEONG Hae Min is drawing with computer mouse in the Photoshop until the virtual canvas gets full of the contents she creates. She starts with photograph images on the background where she overlays colors and crumpled the space as if she brushes or squeezes paint tubes in the real world. The final images are printed on the huge canvas and hung down from the ceiling. It is her representation of action to paint itself in the border of traditional and digital painting methods. Her interest is, however, not about the new tech but about individuals vulnerable to inconsistency and violence in the society. As a creator, her view is from the far but she also wants to whistle-blow on the issue. JEONG received BFA from Hong-ik University and MFA from Korea National University of Arts. Her works were included in many local shows including at Gallery175, at OCI Museum, Bupyeong Art Center and more.

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