The Universe and The Sun, 2019
Glass vase embeded with transmission hologram, 10x10x40cm
One of six unquie works from the series In the beginning
When was the beginning of the world? Astrophysicists say the universe is about 11 billion years old. Although the age is not very certain, the world was created from ‘nothing’ by invisible waves, and then the visible world that we see through our eyes are created by the visible waves. Light is a wave. Because of the light, we can see the world. Holography is made of ‘light.’ One of the elements of the light is the wave, and when the two waves interfere with each other, the hologram is made. The space and time of the space from the moment of two waves interfering are recorded together and left on films. If so, the images of the beginning of the world that interference patterns left may be still hovering. The spectrum of visible light in the clear glass box contains the image of the beginning of the world. Light is invisible and is reflected in creation. That is why our eyes can see all shapes and colors. The sky and the sun, the sky and the forest, the sea and land, the wind and rain, and everything about nature are shown in the colors of light. If you move up and down in front of the glass box, you can see a variety of colors of light mixed with different colors.
Ray Park, The Universe and The Sun
Ray Park has exhibited widely in South Korea including solo exhibitions at 175 Gallery and Seoul City Hall. He was invited to the MIT Museum exhibition 'The Jeweled Net: Views of Contemporary Holography' in 2012 and has participated in four group exhibitions with the HoloCenter in New York.
Ray Park majored in Visual Arts at Korea National University of Arts and the Graduate School of Technology, Kwangwoon University, Seoul. Learning holography with both an artistic and engineering perspective he is an innovator of unique art holograms. Ray Park developed his own style of cylindrical holography and is now creating functional vases with holographic light fields.