People are obsessed with posting things from their life on social media to show just how perfect their life is. Perfect hair, perfect make up, perfect partner, perfect job, everything is simply perfect. But is it? Or is everything just a cover for the things that we dislike?
Young-sung Kim is a South Korean artist who questions society and the advanced development of material civilizations through his projects “Nothing. Life. Object.”. Kim has been obsessed with the beauty of living creatures ever since a young age and uses them as a metaphor for people’s life. According to Kim, people use living organisms as decorative elements or food even though we share the same environment and have the same meaning and value of existence. He says that people use them for clear purposes when they have certain reasons and that this reflects to almost every relationship people have – between people, people and organization or people and society.
With his paintings, he also wants to address the problem that humans tend to show their life perfect even though their lives aren’t so different from the animals that try to survive in a small space, exposed in front of everyone.