Jang Yong Sun born 1980 in Seoul, Korea, earned his BFA and MFA in Fine Art, Sculpture at the University of Seoul, South Korea.
My artworks commence with the question ‘What is the origin of the life?’ and ‘How/Where does it exist?’ According to research on the origin of planets, dark matter and dark energy in the universe, astrophysics interpreted and reported that the molecule which constitutes the human body comes from the universe, and the origin of man are the stars of the universe(…) I try to visualize the cluster of cells which is the essential building block of life. When I work, I arrange the cross-section of pipes, then I repeatedly weld the pipes one after another to create a shape. In this process, I can see the pipes shaped like a cluster of cells. The compiled cross-section of pipes can appear as a variation of the minimum unit of an organic being. It represents the microscopically germinating and dividing cells of organic being. At the same time, it formulates the dark matters or planets of the universe that exists in the macrocosm.
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Postmortem photography or memento mori, the photographing of a deceased person, was a common practice in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The photographs were considered a keepsake to remember the dead. Child mortality was high during the Victorian era. For many children even a common sickness could be fatal. When a child or other family member died, families would often have a photograph taken before burial. Many times it was the first and last photograph they would ever possess of their loved one. Many postmortem photographs were close-ups of the face or shots of the full body. The deceased were usually depicted to appear as if they were in a deep sleep, or else arranged to appear more life-like. Children were often shown on a couch or in a crib, often posed with a favorite toy. It was not uncommon to photograph very young children with a family member, most frequently the mother. Adults were more commonly posed in chairs or even propped up on something.