• SEO, Architektur der Zeit, 2017, Acryl, Papiercollage auf Leinwand, 300 x 225 cm © SEO
  • SEO, Architektur der Zeit, 2017, Acryl, Papiercollage auf Leinwand, 300 x 225 cm © SEO

SEO

18.8. – 20.9.2018

In her work, the Korean artist SEO has always focused on the topic of globalization and its impact on the environment, culture and people. In earlier series, she conceptually used deconstruction and construction as well as western and eastern techniques in order to approach this topic formally as well as for content, from different positions and to always work out "the essence of things".
Recently, SEO has focused on the new meaning of our media- and information society and its transformative impact on the perception of reality and the living space.
Increasingly, digital information and information channels shape our lives - and with them the phenomenon of experiencing in itself. Information is becoming increasingly important as and how we perceive the world.
In her new series, she refers to the idea of the "megalopolis" and in content examines the impact of globalization on our concepts of space and time. These are only apparently constant entities for SEO, because the power of globalization - and its disruptive change in our reality and our lives - is of increasing impact.
To illustrate this thesis, she builds surreal-dreamlike realisms in which she plays with her typical color temperatures and with the deconstruction and construction of spaces, in order to formally and substantively create new perspectives on the subject of globalization and the "alienation of the natural".
The system of experience and its observations is overridden for SEO in the modern world, and we find ourselves in our self-created surrealism, which sometimes contains supernatural-dreamlike aspects, but often frightening ones as well.
SEO's path to the Essential seems always more emotional than scientific; and thus, she also approaches the abstract philosophical thoughts of our existence - in relation to our humanity.

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