Sung-Yong Hong

(South Korean, Contemporary-)

A native of Korea, Sung-Yong Hongís work utilizes lenticular lenses (a technology that is also used for 3D displays) to produce printed images with an illusion of depth, or the ability to change or move as the image is viewed from different angles. Hong practices the art of holography, which utilizes lasers, interference, light intensity and diffraction to create a three dimensional image. This surreal visual experience is said to have its roots in the art of Salvador Dali, and was first exhibited in 1968 by students at the Cranbrook Academy in Michigan. The MIT museum is said to have an extensive collection of holography. Song-Yung Hong studied photography at the Kaywon University of Arts & Design and obtained his BFA in Fine art and Photography at the Chungang University in Seoul, Korea. He currently practices holography as a part of a series of 4 expressions, entitled; Heuristic, Noise, Darkness-Incompletion-, and photostudio-lock-. Hongís works explore the invisible universe residing behind our material, global existence. They explore the unconscious realms of human experience through noise and darkness. His Heuristic works explore invisible realms pervasive in our subconscious and visualized in the faintest of our perfect memories. His Noise series explores our illuminated manifestation of space in darkness and memory.