There is more than one way to frame a work of art. In this instance, an entire room is required to capture the reflected beauty of these hovering half-furnishings.
Kyung Woo Han has a fascinating habit of using ordinary objects and conventional spaces as backdrops and props for rethinking the way we interact with furniture, interiors and homes. Familiar shapes are made strange when cut and spliced back together, including tables, chairs, desks and picture frames.
This ‘Green Room’ is no exception – what appears to be a still watery surface is just a transparent film, while the mirrored objects are in fact doubled up, the same on both sides, contrary to what our mind first tells us.
The white-painted walls, doors, ceiling, floor and series of suspended objects are all colored lightly blue (by a layer below the horizon line stretched across the center, flat and under eye level) – this move slices the space in two, and makes it seem like the lower portion rests underwater.