In South Korean artist Hong Sungchul’s “String Mirror” series, images of people are printed across hundreds of elastic strings for an intriguing segmented effect. Hong’s works are on display at the Art Seasons Gallery in Singapore through March 25. For more photos see Hong’s pages at the Albemarle Gallery and Hada Contemporary Gallery.
Hong’s current body of work revives his string concept – a visual representation of what ties humans together from the earliest stage of life – the umbilical chord. These strings, upon which an image is printed, are staggered in his works and interlace to reveal a final representation – one of support or loneliness.