Kyung Woo Han creates an illusion of a room half-filled with water by painting and creating mirrored images and hanging them mid-way in the room.
Combining the intricate techniques of food photography with the anthropomorphic tendencies of manga, Utsu has an affinity for kitsch. But instead of taking a strictly documentary approach to the Japanese relationship with food and the natural world, she uses fruit, vegetables, and seafood to construct surreal fantasies populated by kittens with octopus eyes, pineapples full of owls, and phallic carrots. But by using the visceral, perishable products of nature to reinvent such imagery Utsu goes further, undermining the antiseptic values of the genre, pricking its glossy surface with a shudder of amused repulsion. By exposing the strangeness of manga’s visual strategies she also reveals our complex relationship to the natural world and to our own bodies – at once sensual and comic, tinged by eroticism, disgust, and desire.
A campaign comissioned by the National Heritage Board to attract more youths to venture and cultivate a museum-going habit. The NHB wanted to update its image amongst the youth and hoped to change the way musuems are always perceived to be stale and boring. A goody bag filled with a notebook, pencils, buttons and 6 posters were designed as giveaways during youth-targeted events that the NHB organized. The campaign identity was a graphic interpretation of the words See Different and the each poster was inspired by the characteristics of each of the musuems and interpreted with a quirky modern twist.