ロメロ レポート 01: But, there are no faults in the sunlight.

In this series of articles [ロメロ レポート1x1] I will observe, compare, and contrast the work of two contemporary artists [or collectives] primarily from the United States and Japan. The focus of each article will pertain to art, digital culture, and contemporary life. Issue 1: Addie Wagenknecht x Yang02 + So Kanno.

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Ja Hyun Seo: Parallel Vision

The work of Ja Hyun Seo borders a variety of mediums including textiles, painting, and digital art. From Seoul and based in New York, Ja Hyun is currently a artist resident of the NARS foundation. Ja Hyun’s latest series of works “seeing and being seen”, is an allegory for our present lives mixed between the physical and digital. In many regards, the series plays with parallels.

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exonemo: The Land of Milk and Blue Screens

The peculiar title of Exonemo’s first solo exhibition in the United States, “Milk on the Edge” comes from the artist duo’s first experience buying milk in New York. After purchasing the milk from a bodega, they inspected it, thinking it smelled and tasted funny. However, they were unsure if that was just how American milk tastes. When they asked their landlord about it, she tried it, exclaiming “on the edge!” The milk, in between new and rotten, became an analogy for Exonemo’s exhibition which visualizes the vague area between the real and virtual, the physical and digital.

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