"Ignorant imagination and Sensuous experimentation"
Director, Gallery MOA
"무식한 상상과 감각적인 실험"
"무식한" 작업으로 순수한 상상을 감각적으로 풀어내는 성동훈의 실험 조각은 전통성과 현대의 감성을 동시에 느끼게 한다. 구상조각의 맥을 이어 가고 있는 그의 실험은 아름다운 꿈과 상상의 해학적 풀이와 풍자를 포함 한다. 황량한 사막의 한 부분을 오려서 도시 한 복판에 들여 놓은 공간 설정은 그의 무식한 상상의 초대로 이루어졌으며, 물질문명의 부속품들을 감각적으로 조합하여 형상을 만들어냈다. 모래가 휘날리는 모래언덕 위에 수 천 개의 구슬로 엮인 동물형상에는 은은한 불빛이 드리워져 있다. 전체 이미지에서 표출되는 외로움, 연약함, 고독함의 형상들은 극적인 공간연출과 감각적인 실험 속에서 자아낸다.
성동훈의 조각은 재미있다. 그러나 그것은 아름다움의 표현이 아니라 진정성의 표상체이기 때문이다. 만약 성동훈의 저항속에서 상상력의 권리와 넘쳐나는 감성을 보편적 미학속에 잠재워 버린다면 그의 작품은 존재 할 수 없을 것이다.
감성과 이성을 통합시키는 그의 상상력은, 인간속에 내재된 다양성과 모순을 재구성 하도록 주도하는 힘이 되고 있다.융합이전 사유의 고리들이 만나고 충돌하면서 사건을 일으킨다. 그 사건은 현실을 변화시키려는 탈현실적 행위로서 그를 존재케하는 작업의 원동력으로 작용한다.
때로는 보이지 않는 양면성을 해학적으로 표현 하기도 하고, 또는 아름다운 형상속에 감추어진 모순을 사실적으로 보여 주기도한다. 바로 현실과 비현실을 분리 시키지 않고 하나의 현상으로 존재시키고 있는 것이 그의 작업이다.
Gallery MOA 에서 선보이는 철 작업은 허구의 표면과 실상의 속을 동시에 보여주고 있다.
Sculpture in Dong Hun Sung is interesting. However, it’s not just struck by the beauty because of expressing an emblem of his genuine feeling. It will be not existed his art, if there is only acknowledged as universal aesthetics, instead of his privilege of imagination and overflowing with sensibility inside of his inner part.
His imagination, which is combined sensibility and rationality has the initiative pf power that reconstructed through buried multiplicity and contradiction into human. It is promoted a matter that gets up against or clashes with the thought link preliminary to unite. The matter is acting by a motive power of working in order to being him, by changing the reality with a behavior breaking actuality.
There are humorous expressions of ambiguities in hidden sometimes, or there is shown to realize the hidden contradiction into the wonderful configuration. Explained the phenomenon in the one, his world is not separated to reality and unreality.
Showing at gallery MOA, the art pieces are made from iron, representing the made-up surface and the actual substance in the same breath.
Dong Hun Sung’s artwork expressed realistically scenes dividing into two equal parts. Listening sound to the interior of the bell is silent like the eye of a storm.
<River into the cloud I-another faith>, in which a crucifix was attached on a fighting plane (F16), it has safe arrival into a cloud. This subject of conversation is opposed to the line of <Dream of Mary>. At the gold-tree angels sit on the throne, but on the clouds God is degrade to a suicide commando. Jone Lennon singed, ‘Imagine, A word without religion”, Written <The made-up God>, Richard Dawkins said, “There are no a suicide bomber, 911, bomb terror in London, the crusaders, witch hunting, gunpowder plot, division of India, the war of Israeli and Palestine, genocide of Serbia, Croatia, and Bosnia, be persecuted Jewish as “The murderer of Jesus”, Northern Ireland’s ‘party strife’, honor homicide, Imagine! There is no a televangelist who lives on pure people’s earning, appeared on television with wearing a glossy suit and robbing oil on the head, Taliban in blasting the ancient statue, an open execution of criminals for desecrate-crater, Imagine! There is no a behavior o whipping woman who commits a clime according to flashing up her skin.”
<River into the cloud II-Gold Elephant> is an artwork of extremely ambiguity. Dong Hun Sung said, “Gold-Elephant is a symbol of republication administration in USA.” He restrained the flow, which means only by religion narrative. When people of conservative people in USA are singing a song of Jone Lennon, they often sing out of removing a phrase “Without religion”, or changing the words of a song as “with religion”. If it will be wondering what to do with their will, called ‘Messianic intoxication’, saved the world from evil, and found salvation toward the heaven on earth, otherwise resembled closely Buddha’, entered into Nirvana after exorcising all evil spirits. The Gold-Elephant has a dream of Buddhist in the front of Buddha.
<LOVE> gives a consequence so that it is bring to conclusion with the root of the world’s contradiction after all. Appeared on a stage by a symbol of earthy form, the plump torso is functioning as a mythological story of ‘Eden’. The primary earth didn’t have a factor of any vice. There is also not existed beauty. In other words, the general idea of good and evil, and beauty and ugliness is only any one of cohering in this palace. It is futile to divide into between Buddha and Jesus, and Mayan and Virgin Mary. Standing at the top of Buddha’s head, the statue of Mary is within the torso. Recovered the original meaning Love; should thus be found from ‘pregnancy’ of an egg for breading.
<Dream of Turtle-vibration> is the mythological story of religion, rising above the reality in where the inside of it reflects. The artist is set of an abyss of nest with ups and downs of his turning point all the while, emphasizing his self-portrait’ as a metaphor for an apologue of the rabbit and the turtle. He pulled out humor at this exhibition, and then he tried to put the subject of conversation in the floating cloud. The turtle has a long trumpet, which ejected from its mouth. The spiral trumpet seems to be suck in and spit out all. He said, “The turtle is alike me. It’s just dull, sluggish, and refuse to answer. Nevertheless this turtle is an animal from the ancient time. It has evolved slowly. It appeared in my early works as a satirical animal. At this term, Dream of Turtle-vibration is one and only a cement artwork, and it was spend a long time to work because of an unsolved problem of the form, but I completed it at this year.”
Ji Young Kim
His work remains labor-intensive. <Blue I-II> is produced a work of art from string beads of hundreds of thousands. <Blue I-II> is taking aim to direction of his new artworks. Made sure of the visual illusion of mass, the strategy is the new formative system that transmitted lights effectively after mitigating all shape. The artist’s work flows through the river as ‘Dream’. It is not only despair, but also desire. The form of artworks is on the same the exterior as the interior. He speaks us to take a look at the inside. It will be different to recognize from what we could grasp the facts of a case, because it would be either the object of worship, or the source of despair. Therefore, what about the clouds is nothing but a dream? For all that, we should be necessary remind that Aboriginal had a dream of ‘Caucasian’ man.
"Ignorant imagination & Sensuous experimentation" - DongHoon Sung
Sept. 8 - Sept. 30, 2007.