Choo Jong-Wan truly demonstrates that you can convey more with visuals than you can with words. It’s rather difficult to describe the concept for this unique painting series, but viewers instantaneously comprehend what the Korean artist was trying to achieve once they lay eyes on this surreal and enigmatic picture collection.
First off, there are the subjects, who are all dressed in stunning attire appropriate for a night out at a formal event. They’re all faceless, resembling silhouettes more so than actual human beings. Choo Jong-Wan then ups the oddity of his work by having his subjects seemingly disintegrate in the wind, as fragments are blown into the air. The overall look of it resembles charred paper that’s flaking, or more ominously, a pack of bats that are no longer content with holding onto a humanoid shape. It’s a visually stunning series that sates the eyes as much as it does the brain.