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Joon Sung

Art Review

produce new ideas. Artists are always seeking for a new way to express what they envision. The technical side of art is constantly evolving ever since cave paintings. Each art-making tool has its own characteristic, and pros and cons. Contemporary Art-making is inseparable from technology. New media such as computer and video are just preferable media among artists today partly because it allows artists to imagine and materialize something that was not conceivable for the artists in the 20th century. With digital technology, artists can easily go back to a certain point where he wants to do it all over again by hitting a key and are allowed an unlimited number of experimentation without losing its original quality which was not possible with watercolor. The artists who give weight to ideas and concepts like Sol LeWitt stressed that “No matter what form it may finally have it must begin with an idea. The idea becomes a machine that makes the art.� The theory of conceptual art suggests artists to use their spirit. Nobody, until conceptual art, was saying that an artist could be primarily a thinker just like a philosopher. This appeals to artsits who like to think. Many artists like to think. I do like to think. A work of art that is technology-driven may be quite nice and elegant but it lacks spirit. It is worth nothing Kant says something can be in part a work of art without possessing spirit, which is the power of arousing aesthetic ideas. This leads artists believe that spirit is not merely a value of artworks, but a necessary condition for being entirely art as well. The geometrical and refined composition of Ode To Lines has some references to the concept of heterotopia elaborated by Michel Foucault. What has mostly impacted on me is the way you have been capable of bringing a new level of significance to signs, and in a wide sense to re-contextualize the concept of

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perceptual reality. This is a recurrent feature of your approach that invite the viewers' perception in order to challenge the

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