Maybe Keep Them as a Souvenir, 2017
Exhibited at Galerie Bipolar, Leipzig, Germany, 2017
I'm So Excited / 2017  / plastic roofing sheets, postcard display rack, postcards, polystyrene, cement, disco lighting, plastic bag

I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For / 2017  / polystyrene, sign, found objects, iPad showing video (looping)

I Ran (So Far Away) / 2017 / digital print on ceramic

Boom Boom (Let's Go Back to My Room) /2017 / polystyrene, spandex, lamp, found objects

Never Gonna Give You Up / 2017 / hula-hoop, found objects

My artistic methodology aims to explore the world of industrial objects and the commercial designs that are produced by contemporary society in order to feed its own lifestyle.

At the moment I am particularly interested in the mood of the 80s, as seen through sports imagery, the TV commercials and marketing, the look of people’s faces, their sense of style, spandex, aerobics, Just Do It! I feel like this mood of the 80s is stalking me, lingering around me like the after-effects of the 80s economic boom into which I was born.

My generation is the first generation in Korean history to be poorer than their parents. We are the Sampo Generation, giving up three things because of social pressures and economical problems: courtship, marriage and childbirth. They even they call us the Chilpo Generation, having to give up seven things. For us there is no employment, no home ownership, our interpersonal relationships are poor, and we have no hope. There are similar terms in Japan, Greece and the USA: Satori Generation, €700 Generation, Boomerang Generation.

It feels like those optimistic days of the 80s have become just a souvenir, a memory of a lost golden age, like when we visit the ruins of Ancient Greece.