In Urban Astronomy, Byeonggon Shin has captured certain moments to study the relationship of spaces from various angles and condensed the result in a single photograph. Shin directly points that a photo is “a kind of illusion which guarantees reality.” On the surface of the images representing essence and illusion of cities, the memories and experiences about the subject run and collide into science, the provider of vision and perception to human. All this process happens within the category of astronomy. The photographer wants to question us about the presentation of cities as images, the process of illusion making by the actual subjects, and the perception of cities.
Byeonggon Shin (born 1983, Seoul) majored in electronics at university and works as a photographer.
Shin has held the solo exhibitions “Urban Differentiation: Disjoint and Recomposition of Cities” (Ryugaheon, 2018) and “Urban Trilogy: Deconstruction and Reconstruction” (Post Territory Ujeongguk, 2019), and he has also participated in a number of curated exhibitions, including “The Memory of Space” (Kimchungup Architecture Museum, 2019).
His works, “Urban Differentiation” (Vignette, 2017) and “Urban Telematics” (Piece, 2019) were published.
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