Gold / 2018 / Fine Art / Abstract

Portrait of All

  • Prize
    Gold in Fine Art/Abstract, Gold in Fine Art/Collage
  • Company
    Hongik University Graduate School
  • Photographer
    Haneul Lee

In Korea, there is a saying about aging. After 50, everyone starts to look alike. After 60, everyone reaches the same levels of knowledge. After 70, everyone’s state of health becomes similar. After 80, everyone lives in the same wealth circumstances. After 90, everyday is about life and death. Eventually, humans and symbolic icons both disappear with time. With the arrival of the digital era, endless reproduction became available. Because of this, it’s rather difficult to find authentic photographs. Just like human life, a photograph’s original condition is hard to maintain too. I created images on a copper plate, and I documented their gradual change throughout the working process. Through this project, I wanted to show the limits of human life, and at the same time, that everything goes back to the beginning again. These fading images can be seen as the portraits of all people.