The Square by Seokmin Ko
- Hannah Edwards
Seokmin Ko’s three-year, ongoing project entitled ‘The Square’ shows a mirror reflecting its surroundings at it is held by two hands in a road, a field, or the sea. The hands gripping the mirror give only a clue of the holders presence. Ko pointedly lets the viewer know the holder or director of the mirror is not innocent. In one photograph the mirror is oriented so the painted lines on a road continue in the reflection of the mirror and then again beyond it; in another, a mirror leans against a tree which borrows a reflected trunk to become whole.
As an artist of his own time, Ko’s mirrors and reflective glass make more sense as portals to other dimensions—dimensions perhaps similar to ours or radically different.
All images © Seokmin Ko and Art Projects International, New York | Via: Fubiz