Seung Woo Back
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Inspired by the works of Lewis Baltz, Seung Woo Back has created a series of works photo-graphed at Aiinsworld theme park of world architecture in Seoul, Korea. This photograph, from his series Real World, features models of the twin towers of the World Trade Center, which no longer exist. At first, the viewer might be confused by the presence of Korean boats floating in front of the skyscrapers of New York. As one’s gaze shifts from foreground to background, it becomes evident that the world within the picture is staged. “As the border between ontological reality and imagery reality becomes tightly entwined in my pictures one might begin to wonder how the world is shaped in our own imaginations,” said the artist.
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Seung Woo Back, Korean, born 1973
01-01from the series Real World
- Chromogenic print
- Image: 42 1/8 × 58 3/8 in. (107 × 148.3 cm) Sheet: 50 × 72 1/8 in. (127 × 183.2 cm)
- Credit Line
Museum purchase funded by Andy and Katherine Friedman Weiner
- Current Location
- Not on view
- Accession Number
The artist, Seongnam, South Korea; purchased by MFAH, 2008.