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Art and Culture1 Updated: 2012-09-04 12:00:00 KST

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And now it's time for the arts and culture update with our Michelle Kim. As always, she has a variety of arts and culture events for us to enjoy so let's get right to business.

Hello Michelle

[Reporter : ] Hello Conn-young

So what do you have for us today[Reporter : ] Well, there are two exhibitions going on in Seoul that are striking for how they blur the lines between genres until it is difficult to tell whether you are looking at a painting, a photograph or a computer image. The artists behind these creations use an innovative blend of techniques to produce beautiful results. Take a look.

Images of flowers, plants and leaves line the walls of the Ilwoo Art Space in central Seoul. But are they photographs[Interview : Koo Sung-soo, Artist] "When you take a three-dimensional photograph, the photo divides into two parts -- blurry and clear -- so if I press on the plants, the focus will match on all sides, and then I can adjust the form any way I want."

This fragile collection of works that tread the line between the real and the artificial is part of Koo's latest exhibition at Ilwoo central Seoul, called "Photogenic Drawings," which includes the wild flower images seen here and a new series that uses jeans.

Artist Lee Sang-nam doesn't paint on canvas -- his artworks are composed on lacquered wooden boards, which are made smooth with sandpaper.
In his third exhibition at P-K-M Trinity Gallery, the Korean-born, New York-based Lee shows abstract artworks that look something like a computer graphic on a screen rather than the paintings that they are.
His show, titled "Light Plus Right," continues at P-K-M in central Seoul through October 12th.
KOGL : Korea Open Government License
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