Sang is a Korean artist pursuing pop art and optical art. He explores the limits of materiality through the representation of erotic parts of the human body. The contrast between the material ‘straw’, chosen from his childhood, plays and the sensuality in his work. It is exactly what comes out and creates the poetry of its artistic universe.
With the straws, a circle-shaped visual point is formed at the place on the surface where the eyes reaches. This point is linked not only to the shadow more highlighted than other surface but also to the penetrating background to display the background color as it is spread out. This interesting phenomenon creates a pleasant visual effect to change the location as the spectators change their location to watch it. It creates an interesting scene in which the spectators move and walk around the work.
Connecting the symbolized images such as chair, lips and body to the symbolic meanings of power and sex. The arrangement of straws, that seems at first fragile, creates tension with this notion of power. His series reveals clearly that his interest is focused on desire, human desires. Sang ‘s work has been exhibited worldwide and belong to prestigious private collections. You will find his work in our Marciano Contemporary galleries.