There is nothing more. And yet, when we gaze into the darkness that gathers behind the crossbeam, around the flower vase, beneath the shelves,though we know perfectly well it is mere shadow, we are overcome with the feeling that in this small corner of the atmosphere there reigns complete and utter silence; that here in the darkness immutable tranquility holds sway.
[ . . . ]
Where lies the key to this mystery? Ultimately it is the magic of shadows. Were the shadows to be banished from its corners, the alcove would in that instant revert to mere void.
― from "In praise of shadows" by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki
scale model sketch, 2019
In order of appearance. Absolvent_innen der Kunstakademie Düsseldorf 2019, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, K21
surrounding works by Soonho Jeong (left), Eun Kyung Kim (front) and Yijie Gong (right)