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 In the history of fine art, illusion has always been a target of resistance. Cezanne's apples liberated the realm of truth from the framework/background of illusion, shifting it through the eyes of the artist. Since then, fine art has continuously observed and updated its worldview in the face of a changing society, achieving both big and small accomplishments. However, today, the attributes of optimised illusion tailored to the smart device environment are eroding life as a more vivid reality than reality itself. Database-structured information is deceitfully reshaped according to trends, filling the modern individual's life with emptiness. In this flow, modern art is losing its way in the mist, unable to forget its past glory. Starting with Instagram, short-form content has become a global phenomenon, leading to a revival of painting and sculpture in the contemporary art world. Short-form content satisfies people within 15 seconds, capturing the audience's attention immediately with pictures and three-dimensional works. This phenomenon also flattens people's cognitive systems.

 What is needed in the visual-literary field of contemporary illusion made more vivid than reality is to loosen the physical and mental ties that are becoming optimised for image consumption algorithms. To achieve this, I explore the attributes of illusion through various forms using the medium of canvas. The canvas remains a medium optimised for illusion. Therefore, I investigate visual languages to render its structure unfamiliar. I perceive situations encountered in life, such as art history, popular culture, and commercial images, and attempt various works by meta-utilising the canvas as a medium. I transcend boundaries between image and language, three-dimensionality and flatness, meaning and meaninglessness, highbrow and lowbrow, overlapping and dissolving meanings. These attempts aim to both re-sensitise to rapidly changing current society and to make the allegory of modern society, linked by a chain of illusions, feel unfamiliar.


 The small screens within the smart device environment seemed to offer boundless freedom, but they have actually trapped people within tiny rectangles. When I look at the canvas screen, which serves as the background for illusion, I feel a sense of frustration. Paradoxically, I continue to experiment with this frustration ingrained within me.


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