Entry Title: "The harmony of East and West"
KIM Tae Geun,
Category and Expertise: Photography, Professional
My artwork is based on the ancient orient theory of yin and yang. It is made up with five elements which are water, wood, fire, the earth, and metal. According to this theory, wood means East, but metal means West and both elements conflict each other. Based on this theory, the East and the West are also collided. To embody a sense of the Asia, I chose the traditional Korean embossed paper made from mulberry, and to embody a sense of the Europe, I selected metals which carved western persons. I printed the metallic images on the paper by Vandyke brown printing.
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My project is to express the ambiguous meanings of those two existences on a basis of the Hegelian dialectic. The two cultures are different but I'm thinking that we have to make harmonious world. This blend can say to the advancement of history and the laws of nature.