Sungyong Hong

Prak-sis is delighted to introduce Sungyong Hong’s intense three-dimensional images during EXPO CHICAGO Week from September 19th through the 22nd. Hong’s work experience with the innovation team at Korean-based LG Electronics gave him a solid foundation for communicating with audiences subconsciously through his abstract art form.

Sungyong Hong’s series 'Heuristic', a method of learning, started in 2014. As the Wall Street International magazine described: "The depths and layers of Hong’s Lenticular prints emerge in striking three-dimensional tones, where circles and whorls of bright color jump out of black backgrounds." 

Sungyong Hong uses a complex technique with 70 different layers forming his unique style. From an understanding of his artwork, one would sense that Hong developed three-dimensional images based on current digital culture and that his work would be identified as deeply rooted in the Korean traditional techniques of pursuing depth and perfectionism into a unique vocabulary.

Hong’s artwork starts from the images when one closes eyes. Also, “When I closed my eyes, I thought that the view I saw was originally a place where human stay. I wanted to express the invisible world when I open my eyes even though it certainly exists,” he said.

Hong’s optical art not only explores the most cutting-edge contemporary art but also the style of artistic origin coming from Western art, such as from Georges Seurat and Paul Signac’s pointillism and up to the Op-Art movement of the 1960’s. 

Living in these highly technologically advanced times, Hong’s artwork resonates with ordinary people who are constantly bombarded with new apps and digital systems. 

1. Op Art or Optical Art is the term used to describe paintings or sculptures which seem to swell and vibrate through their use of optical illusions.


2. Pointillism is a form of painting in which tiny dots of primary-colors are used to generate secondary colors. It is an offshoot of impressionism, and is usually categorized as a form of Post-Impressionism. This type of paintings are created for the optical illusion by using tiny dots of primary colors in order to generate secondary colors Op-Art movement was used for making visual movement that are actually on only two dimensional surfaces.

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