Woo Ram Jung is a photographer whose background lies in architecture. His work is the document of his experience coming from his continuous instinct, which he stays open, empty, and visually void.  In the unlimited repetition, Jung searches for formal elements of composition. He draws paintings with manipulated colors of the photographic palette on monographic field, which he finds through the process of compositing the elements. He praises the beauty of banality of objects and the abstraction of features as if they are brushed away to unveil the “hidden” aesthetic forms. As German-American architect Mies van der Rohe says, “Less is more” and Jung strives for this simplicity and minimization of composition. Jung believes that this eventually maximizes the potential to pull of the emotions in the work rather than just eliminating the representational quality of photography. Jung received his Master of Architecture at Virginal Polytechnic Institute and State University in 2010 and MFA in Photography and Related Media at Parsons School of Design in 2014. He lives and works in Korea. 



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