Featured Work Seokmin Ko
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    Seokmin Ko, The Square 00, 2011, limited-edition archival pigment print
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    Seokmin Ko, The Square 01, 2010, limited-edition archival pigment print
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    Seokmin Ko, The Square 02, 2010, limited-edition archival pigment print
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    Seokmin Ko, The Square 03, 2010, limited-edition archival pigment print
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    Seokmin Ko, The Square 04, 2010, limited-edition archival pigment print
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    Seokmin Ko, The Square 05, 2010, limited-edition archival pigment print
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    Seokmin Ko, The Square 06, 2010, limited-edition archival pigment print
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    Seokmin Ko, The Square 07, 2010, limited-edition archival pigment print
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    Seokmin Ko, The Square 08, 2009, limited-edition archival pigment print
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    Seokmin Ko, The Square 09, 2009, limited-edition archival pigment print
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    Seokmin Ko, The Square 10, 2010, limited-edition archival pigment print
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    Seokmin Ko, The Square 11, 2010, limited-edition archival pigment print
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    Seokmin Ko, The Square 12, 2011, limited-edition archival pigment print
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    Seokmin Ko, The Square 13, 2011, limited-edition archival pigment print
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    Seokmin Ko, The Square 14, 2011, limited-edition archival pigment print
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    Seokmin Ko, The Square 15, 2010, limited-edition archival pigment print
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    Seokmin Ko, The Square 16, 2010, limited-edition archival pigment print
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    Seokmin Ko, The Square 17, 2010, limited-edition archival pigment print
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    Seokmin Ko, The Square 18, 2010, limited-edition archival pigment print
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    SEOKMIN KO: The Square at Art Projects International, New York, 2012.
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    Installation view of The Square 14 by Seokmin Ko.
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    SEOKMIN KO: The Square at Art Projects International, New York, 2012.
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    Installation view of The Square 06 by Seokmin Ko.
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    Seokmin Ko, Blue Square, 2013, limited-edition archival pigment print
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    Seokmin Ko, Squared, 2014, limited-edition archival pigment print
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    Seokmin Ko, White Square, 2013, limited-edition archival pigment print
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    Seokmin Ko, Stripe, 2014, limited-edition archival pigment print
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    Seokmin Ko, Seoul Square, 2014, limited-edition archival pigment print
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    Seokmin Ko, Tetris, 2014, limited-edition archival pigment print
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    Blue Square from the Strip Show series by Seokmin Ko.
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    Two works from the Strip Show series by Seokmin Ko.
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    Three works from the Strip Show series by Seokmin Ko.

In Seokmin Ko's "The Square"—a multi-year, ongoing project—a mirror shown reflecting its surroundings is held in a field, or in the sea, or on a road. Two hands gripping the mirror’s edge are the only clue of the holder’s presence. Modernist architecture is featured in other images; here, the human hand, the slight presence of humanity, is seen amidst the reflective surfaces of glass and steel construction. Ko is an artist of his own time. The mirrors and reflective glass make more sense as portals to other dimensions—dimensions perhaps similar to ours or radically different.

Ko’s latest series of photographs "Strip Show," of buildings and structures in rural and urban landscapes, brings to mind his previous series, The Square, of landscapes and cityscapes in which a mirror reflects back to the viewer more of the landscape—never the photographer.

SEOKMIN KO (born 1984 in Gunsan, Korea) currently lives and works in Seoul, Korea. Recipient of many prestigious awards including the 2012 SongEun ArtCube Artist award, Ko represents a new wave of young contemporary artists working in South Korea. His first U.S. solo exhibition Seokmin Ko: The Square was presented in 2012 at Art Projects International, New York. In 2014, his works were selected for 2014 FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA exhibition at the Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, Texas. Other solo exhibitions include Seokmin Ko: Strip Show, Art Projects International, New York (2014); Seokmin Ko, Shinsegae Gallery, Gwangju, Korea (2013); and Seokmin Ko: The Square, SongEun ARTCUBE, Seoul (2012). His work has also been exhibited in group exhibitions at SongEun Art Space, Seoul; Sempio Space, Seoul; Hong-Ik Museum of Art, Seoul; and Doosan Art Center, Seoul. His work is represented in major collections including the Fidelity Corporate Art Collection (Boston), SongEun Art and Cultural Foundation (Seoul), and Montefiore Collection (New York). Reviews and feature articles about Seokmin Ko have appeared in major publications including CNN Photos, Artnews, The Korea Times, Photo+, and Art in Culture.

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