Project info

"Utopia" by Seungwoo Back captures and magnifies building images cut out from North Korean propaganda photographs obtained in Japan. He then twists and synthesizes them into styles of Russian constructionism or German Bauhaus. The forms are exaggerated while the colors are distorted. The space in his photographs is so obscure that it does not even appear as an imaginary utopia unfound in reality. It simultaneously brings its viewers to a dystopia where all human traces are gone.