Causing surprise at first, but making perfect sense upon deeper thought. Beomsik Won’s gravity-defying collages have their origins in Lego, the plastic interlocking toy building blocks. The Korean artist would often play with them as a child, and the act of assembling structures and disassembling them to then create different ones struck a chord with him that later evolved into the act of making these digital photo-sculptural architectural compositions. Won cites Walter Benjamin’s ideas on phantasmagoria as well as the cultures of the East and the West as recurrent themes in his work. The impossible structural scenarios he imagines fuse urban fragments together from varying time periods, geographical locations, and architectural styles.

by gestalten