Figure Project, Water #3  Pigment print, 110 x 137,5 cm - 2013

Figure Project, Water #3 Pigment print, 110 x 137,5 cm - 2013


Born in Seoul, Korea. 1980.
Lives and works in Seoul.

” My photography is a reconstruction of varying installations and actual gures’ actions in the space of nature that is not yet embellished.”

I have been interested in humanity’s violent nature.
I can say that my photographs are a metaphor for humanity’s violent nature and an exploration of the difference between man and nature. The Figure Project is an ongoing work that raises questions about human-centered formativeness, trying to construct nature agreeably.
I consider taking photographs from a bird’s-eye view particularly important in my work. I want to atten photographic objects in this way and obscure their sizes. I look for places that are not adorned agreeably and then come up with ideas and set up plans suitable for these places. I execute installations and performances planned in collaboration with my colleagues and take photographs of them from a crane to get shots taken from a bird’s-eye view. Such work usually takes about 15-30 days from its planning to photographing.

Hyongryol Bak was born in Seoul, South Korea in 1980. In 2012, he graduated from the Korea National University of Arts. He participated in several collective exhibits such as Concretopia at the Seoul Museum of Photography in 2016 and personal exhibits, like Slow-Drawing at BMW Photo Space Busan organized by the GoEun Photography Museum in 2015. In 2015 he won Gunghi Foundation’s DAUM award. His work is included in the collections of the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Gwacheon and the GoEun Photography Museum.

Photo: Courtesy of the artist