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Persona #4

Persona #4


Persona is the psychological term referring to a self expressed when confronting others or society. It is a concept that does not scientifically belong to defense but is born to protect and camouflage the self in its primary aspect. It can work as a weapon or as armor.

What is hidden behind myself is an interior composed of elements that are not censored by superego and permitted by society. When we show this up front we can survive the potential loss of relationships, the so-called exclusion from society, and create a kind and selfless persona. An act that covers up irregular and mixed interior matters with a soft and smooth silk fabric is an act that brings loss of energy and emotional pains but these practices make us become who we are in society. However, a persona that is created not to be isolated and ‘the real me’ are ironically different from their starting point but as time passes their boundaries become ambiguous and they become difficult to be what is real within me. As ‘the real me’ becomes a persona, and a persona becomes ‘the real me’, we are confused at every moment.

Can you say that your persona is not the real you?

The Persona Series represents the objects covered by silk fabric with achromatic color backgrounds of scenes after looking at individuals’ interiors through various psychology consultation cases.

The interviews that are exhibited together with a final work are the edited verbatim counseling records made public with the agreement of that individual.

"불투명한 것 같아요."
"그 사람이라면 괜찮겠다는 생각이 들더라고요.“
"얼마나 속상하겠어요?
그래서 제가 대신 화를 내줬어요."
"그녀는 소라고둥이에요....(중략)
그래서 나는 스스로를 경계하면서 살아요."
  • Category : PAINTING
  • Year : 2021
  • Total Edition No : 100
  • Size : 97(W) x 117(H) x 4(D) cm
  • Materials : oil on canvas
  • Posting : 2022. 07. 31

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