Short Reviews

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Contemporary Art

Exhibition Review

The Sea: In Third Person (Absent)

First of all, we must see what we are confronted with. What is in front of us has a code, but not as a sign, as a trace; a trace that first creates a representation and then phenomenon takes shape. In the personal concern of the artist, part of this shape of representation is due to the theory and topics of mathematics and physics, and the other part is applying theories to the material. The material of paper for him was pure mathematics, and for me, something that my hand knew well. Applying it happens through the material itself, and not in the usual form of drawing with ink on paper.

Based on mathematical topics, papers are folded and then unfolded, and so there is a trace left on them which is a form of representation. This mere representation passes through the tunnel of theory and the trace that remains on the paper, and gets shaped. What emerges after that is more than a simple reading on a two-dimensional screen. Whether framed or unframed, the papers on the wall are an embodiment of excavation; running to or even solving in a mathematic that the possibility of realizing it is not known.

The trace on the papers actually shows some discussions that allow human imagination to go beyond: “Fold a piece of paper 42 times, and get to the moon.” It becomes phenomenon whatever is in pure mathematics and making the impossible reality and all their traces on the paper.