The work Multiplication/Layering conveys the meaning of digital/analog. My work explores an ego by posing a question about the interrelationship between ‘me’ in a virtual space and ‘me’ in reality. The most distinctive aspect of my work is the overlaying of multiple layers, which I draw daily on a computer or by hand as if writing a diary. Through this work, I explore thoughts in regards to a fantasy evoked by the gap between a virtual space (digital) and a reality, as well as the essence that is constantly changing in between virtuality and reality.
My work is firstly in digital images, but it includes re-drawings of the images by hand with analog sensibilities. Using both sides of a vinyl wall, I re-draw the digital images as lines. They create physical volume and a sense of reality, revealing the relationship between myself and a machine. "Drawing is like a backbone of art, so one can see the thoughts of the artist or depth of the work only by looking at their drawings.” (Hwagol, Kim, Dong-hwa, 2007). The foundation of my work is drawing that employ dots and lines. As lines compose the structure of picture (image), an online digital image consists of pixels. These pixels form an image by means of expanding and spreading in the same manner as cells. This image (drawing) of the digital world
does not have a fixed frame nor a front or back. JungDong Lee.