Overlapping images and a hazy viewpoint on desire done by artist Ho Ryon Lee are entitled Overlapping Images. Thus, the overlapping images are the crucial elements which help to understand his paintings. Just like overlapped images, the term “overlap” refers to the frame of the first image occupying the same area as other images. Rather than traditional paintings, photography is much more effective when expressing overlapping frames; despite the fact that the artist’s pieces are classified as paintings, they are closer to photography.
In his painting, the texture of photography has been used and reproduced –we can define such style as a photo-like picture (photorealism). In reality, the artist took several photos of the model standing in a specific pose. The photos are then composed together via Photoshop, and the finalized product is painted on canvas.
In this chain of process, a step called “production” is added, giving birth to a sensitive relationship with reality. In other words, painting is the reproduction of reality; however, it is not a reproduction of accurate reality. It looks real, but a situation has been set up, and a theatrical situation has been directed; as a result, it produces a mise-en-scene, which projects a vague image about desire.