Neither photographs nor descriptive language do much to clarify the spatial complexity of Oh’s installations, which appear to move abruptly between visibility and invisibility. The pieces are best experienced in person, within the installation space. Oh manipulates simple elements such as thread, graphite, wood, pegs, weights
and acrylic sheets, to generate subtle compositions, finely calibrated to stay in balance. The punctual lighting and the shadows that arise from these materials are essential to complete the work. Oh’s work invites the viewer to reflect on the limits of perception and about the multiplicity of the spatial and temporal dimensions that come together to shape our experience of “reality.”
About the artist:
Oh was born in Mauritania (1981) and grew up in Spain and South Korea. He completed his MFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where he currently lives and works. His work has been shown in the U.S., Korea, Mexico and throughout Europe.