Shinduk Kang’s new series Bright Still Life, is alluring with a deep electric blue background adding additional energy to the effects of the lenticular medium. The subject is defined with bold white outlines with grey inner lines, seemingly transparent, reminiscent of the negatives used in photography and film. As we are invited to examine how its stems fall into the water and the flower heads that turn a particular way, Kang keeps us focused by removing any additional context or background like a table or wall.
Kang’s exploration of color, graphic line, and shape is evidenced by her interests in flatness and her response to representing a three-dimensional world onto flat surfaces. Indeed Shinduk’s lenticular prints are interrelated with her sculptural roots as a two dimensional attempt to recreate the same sense of space and depth while similarly requiring the audience to physically move around the work. By layering different color settings to the one image on the lenticular lens, we are called to reexamine and reimagine simple still life images from multiple perspectives.