July 10 - 22, 2021
37-39 Clinton Street, New York, NY 10002
New York, NY - Space 776 is pleased to present Heuristics - a solo exhibition of selected two-dimensional works by South Korean artist Sungyoung Hong. By using lenticular lenses to produce printed images with an illusion of depth, Sungyong Hong’s work possesses the ability to change or move as the image is viewed from different angles.
The art of holography utilizes lasers, interference, light intensity, and diffraction to create three-dimensional images. This surreal visual experience is said to have its roots in the art of Salvador Dalí, and was first exhibited in 1968 by students at the Cranbrook Academy in Michigan.
Sungyong Hong characterizes his work as pure analog, not digital, with the main characteristic being the prominent three-dimensional body and motion. Ideally, a viewer would have to touch it to make sure that the surface is flat. The artist describes his process for Heuristic as an overlapping of dozens of new media. The artist explores the relationship between blank space and color perception by meticulously calculating the colors and shapes that are momentarily revealed in the darkness behind his closed eyes. The observable static noise is similar to an existential experience; a state between human consciousness and memory, between visible and invisible.
"The image in the dark that is disconnected from reality is the last image that we see before we have a vision and when we close our eyes ahead of death. It's the final destination and the starting point for humans to return to." - Sungyong Hong
Sungyong Hong (b. 1976) studied photography at the Kaywon University of Arts & Design. He obtained his BFA in Fine Art and Photography at the Chungang University in Seoul, Korea. He currently practices holography as a part of a series of four expressions, entitled; Heuristic, Noise, Darkness-Incompletion-, and photo studio-lock-. He lives and works in Seoul, Korea. Hong shows extensively around the world.