Gwon Osang explores philosophical meaning of imagery and the reality through his experimental art works that is synthesis of photograph and sculpture. His work, termed as ‘photo-sculpture,’ is three dimensional photo-collage of the subject after whose photographs are taken from various angles. This work is considered as refinance against classical casted sculptures and its weight both literally and metaphorically in terms of the weight of a tradition. Despite the lightness of his sculpture, detailed expression of the subject achieved through photographs creates illusion that betrays physically shallow surface of the material. His work raises important issues in sculpture: reality and representation of an image suggesting new definition of sculpture.
Osang Gwon, born in 1974, lives and works in Seoul, Korea.
Since reopening its doors in Cheonan in 2002, Arario Gallery runs two branches in Cheonan and Seoul, and an gallery in Shanghai. Arario Gallery has always endeavored to explore new grounds that have never previously been looked at by other institutions in Korea, promoting hybridization and diversity in regionally localized art world through its active interactions with international art world.