Project Medium: Archival Pigment Print
Compared to the horizontal spread of urban and suburban areas seen from an aerial perspective, the urban skyline becomes an iconic representation of a city, as it reflects the verticality of human desire. In Reconstruction series, I extract the various constructions as seen in aerial photographs and de-function their original architectures by flipping them up to playfully create a new skylines of Lego-ish illusion. With the presentation of unseen skylines consisting of various unlikely constructions in New York City, I want to encourage the viewers to rethink the imagery of a city and the way we see cities.
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Ming‐Jer Kuo (born in Taipei, Taiwan) is a New York‐based artist. He worked as an environmental engineer for eleven years and came to New York for art. He is creating interdisciplinary visual art works based on his lens‐based media experience, urban living interest and engineer’s analytic perspective. Kuo graduated from MFA Photography, Video and Related Media at School of Visual Arts in 2014. He is a recipient of Paula Rhodes Award for Exceptional Achievement, NYC (2014), and was awarded as Honorable Mention of Taoyuan Creation Award in Taiwan (2011). He was selected in the group exhibitions of The Gateway Project in Newark, USA (2014), Fotoaura Institute of Photography in Taiwan (2009), and Pingyao International Photography Festival in China (2004). His work, “Everyday Practice of Art” was solo exhibited and was included in a publication of government in Taiwan (2010).