Gwon Osang sculpts photographs

Gwon Osang is a Korean artist who creates what have come to be known as photographic sculptures. These pieces are made from hundreds of photographs of the original subjects that are collaged onto life-sized mannequins or other armature. This certainly achieves an otherworldly effect. One quality he gets from this process that we really like is how the hiker’s face below is quite surreal but other elements, like his shoes, don’t appear that much different because of their very nature. Osang says, “In sculpture, we sculpt an object and cast it into plaster which is no different from the process of developing negatives in film. Also, the process of re-making the original object from the plaster cast is parallel to the printing
process in photography.”

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