Three photographic series are presented in the South Korean artist’s new solo show at the gallery. ‘Stargazing,’ ‘On the Clouds’, and ‘Celestial’ have the sky as the artist’s philosophical canvas. In these photographs from the late 1990s to the present, the artist reflects on the human condition. Particularly noteworthy is the ‘Stargazing’ series (early 2000s), where the artist has created lightboxes to document the dreamy skyscape in Sokcho, South Korea.
The artist strives to show audiences what lies beyond our natural landscape, encouraging them to explore their involvement with the present moment. ‘Celestial’ is the most recent series – for which the exhibition is titled – created by the artist in a state of total self-reflection over the past three years. He waited in his Sokcho garden observing the sky’s changing light for ‘gifts of images from the cosmos’, collaging them to show a time-sequence.