Don’t miss these 4 Shadow Artworks

1. Structure of Shadow, Bohyun Yoon

Yoon, is born in Korea and now he lives in US. He is interested in the invisible properties of glass (transparency, refraction, and distortion), and continuously explore ways of making those properties visible.

About Structure of Shadow:

“As soon as I entered the military in Korea, my superiors tried to brainwash all the new soldiers in regards to who our enemy is, why we have to obey them and so on. This training methodology and military law were very well structured and very effectively organized to control new troops. I was reading Michael Foucult’s “Discipline and Punish” in the military and this book is all about how Western governments have historically developed all kinds of punishments and penalties to control citizens in a very intellectual way. I could analyze the military system better through actually experiencing it. In the end, I felt that humans are weak and fragile, spiritless animals under certain rule, certain harsh conditions. ”

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Structure of Shadow, 2007

2. Skydiver, Moto Waganari

Lutz Wagner aka Moto Waganari creates transparent networksculptures which outline a delicate body frame. By illuminating his sculptures the artists multiplies his three dimensional objects by a two dimensional shadow revealing the immaterial alter ego of every figure.

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Skydiver, 2013

3. Wild Mood Swings, Tim Noble and Sue Webster

They take ordinary things including rubbish, to make assemblages and then point light to create projected shadows which show a great likeness to something identifiable including self-portraits. The art of projection is emblematic of transformative art. The process of transformation, from discarded waste, scrap metal or even taxidermy creatures to a recognizable image, echoes the idea of ‘perceptual psychology’ a form of evaluation used for psychological patients.

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Wild Mood Swings, 2009-2010

4. Star Wars Shadow Art, Hong Yi

“Welcome to the dark side of the force” she says on her blog. Hong Yi, also known by her nickname, ‘Red’, is an artist known for creating pieces using everyday, unconventional materials. The use of materials in bulk in her project alludes to the globalization and mass production in China and Asia.

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Star Wars Shadow Art, 2015