Minhong Pyo – RE/VISION

18 October to 18 November 2012

A solo exhibition by Minhong Pyo

Minhong Pyo examines truth and memory, whilst questioning our perception of reality, by looking at representation in photography. Examining the interface between the real and imaginary Pyo both constructs his own worlds which he then photographs or he takes enigmatic photographs of the real world. All images are then delicately manipulated to further blur the boundaries of reality.

A photograph is often seen as a window to absolute truth, an objective recorder reproducing what is seen and what is present. However, not only is the camera providing just one version of many truths but what it captures can also be easily distorted and manipulated by the artist. A photograph is not a memory, but a representation of a memory; it does not tell a story, but represents an image that might influence its telling.

Pyo wants us to question our perception of the world with works that are at once recognisable but which are not however clearly explained or defined. One is never able to precisely identify a face or a setting and the viewer is prompted to conceive what the picture is and what lies beyond. This presents the opportunity for an intimate interaction: the viewer looks within their own memories in an attempt to relate to the familiar within the works whilst at the same time attaching personal meanings.