Han Sungpil (Seoul, 1972) is one of the best known contemporary Korean photographers in the international panorama who visits our country to display his work at PhotoEspaña 2011. In the exhibition «Façade», Sungpil deepens into the ambivalent cracks that are created when a scene is taken to a shot of two dimensions through the photographic representation.
Is the resulting image showing us an apparent tridimensional reality or is it a mirror of this reality? Are we before an authentic interpretation of the event or what we see is an idealistic falsification?
If, in addition, the photographed scene is an exercise deliberately made to produce a perceptive deception as it happens with the trick, the spectator is before an attractive and subtle game of mistakes that forces to scrutinize the borders between what's genuine and what's fiction, what's true and false. It places him at the same time on both sides of the mirror.
The real object is subjected to a double impersonation of reality, first, through the image achieved with the trick technique and then, with the photograph itself. It's the duplicate of a duplicate, with which the arts manages to spread the difference between what's authentic and imaginary creating a virtual reality.
During this new Asia Geek session, the gallerist and curator of the exhibition «Façade», Blanca Berlín, will talk to the Korean photographer, who will show the keys of his most recent work, as well as his exhibition project in PhotoEspaña’11.
Han Sungpil, Korean photographer
Blanca Berlín, gallerist and curator of the exhibition «Façade»
Javier Castañeda, Director of Technology and Cyberculture of Casa Asia