The Constructed Print Series is a new line of work from the Imi Hwangbo Studio. The new prints combine elaborate patterns in cut paper with a hand-drawn image. Each print begins with a drawing in pencil that evokes an optical illusion of great depth. The images are transformed into prints, and contrasted with cut paper patterns that provide a subtle relief element. The patterns, which resemble a floating field of flowers, are drawn from Korean decorative arts. Seen against an illusionistic image, the floral patterns create a drawing with light and shadow, half-real and half-imagined. There are multiple designs in this series, with colors that include dark blue, light blue, black, and red.
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