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Artist Crush: Youngsuk Suh

July 27th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Youngsuk Suh‘s series Wildfires (via art splash) documents the eerie California landscape during wildfires. The photographs are surprisingly beautiful and calming. The series is not a predictable portrait of the destruction of these fires but rather an inquiry into our perception of such events.

“The common thread running through… is my perception of nature as a highly engineered and civilized institution… The mundaneness that I depict in many images in this series also denotes a characteristic aspect of the modern fire management and disaster management at large. It is the result of a sophisticated social engineering that is aimed at total control of public psyche, which is achieved by careful control of the visibility of any disastrous events…” – artist’s statement