According to scientific uniformism, “the past is the key of the present.” The term refers to the notion of temporal process and metamorphosis in natural and physical sciences, especially in geology. Uniform assumptions refers to the unstable place where one could say that science and religion meet; where facts and alternative facts compete for our understanding of the present, and the material and the dialectical merge.
The exhibition continues the artist’s use of the processes of silver in the laboratory and archaic photographic techniques to create a new series of works based on processes of monotypes on canvases and sculptures that highlight moments on the surfaces of buildings in transition, between occupation and identity. Developed and produced in Barcelona, the metallic surfaces are a kind of frottage, produced by directly pouring epoxy onto canvases and then plating the traces resulting from this printing process. In addition, the sample includes a large alabaster sculpture that refers to the earthly, the occult. In this way, Joo emphasizes the contrast between paintings and sculpture, and thus between that distant, and the earthly and deep.
Text by Michael Joo