There are many methods of expressing one`s feelings or thoughts. Visual methods through modeling of color and shape, dynamic methods though gesture and motion, and auditory methods through tones and words. Artists express their inner world using these methods of expression and endlessly perform creative experiments and researches under certain orders. In modern art work, an artist`s inner world could be reflected to us in different ways through different expression methods, new materials or new techniques give us fresh feelings and attract our attention. professor Youn-Sun Roh, through this exhibition, is expressing her fashion image using the Collage techniques, which gave a great impact on post Cubism modern art in the 20th century.
Fashion Illustration has been used in pattern books, advertisements, and illustrations for the purpose of relaying intelligence, ever since it applied wood-block printing in the 14th century. This time, Professor Youn-Sun Roh is showing us Fashion Illustration that connects with modern pursuit of ornamenting. Visual expressions and tactual expressions are combined using the collage method with photo montages, magazines, thread, textile, metal, plastics and leather. This give a cubic sense on the surface, and the artist`s imaginary world is delivered at a higher value by using acrylic paint, gel medium, impasto medium, and printing gel. The collage used in these Fashion Illustrations arrange the realistic shape and abstract shape in a fine-art like sense to hide heterogeneity. Artists show us invisible inner worlds through modeling language and let us meet spiritual worlds of others. A world of fine-art like expressions can be found within the rapidly changing field of fashion through this exhibition.
Professor Youn-Sun Roh, who studies abroad during her under graduate studies, uses daring compositions and treatment with a strong western taste. This makes a good contrast with the delicate image that fashion has. It is my hope that professor Youn-Sun Roh, through this exhibition, will become a pioneer in bringing fashion up to the level of art in the modern fashion world, which pursues a high level of sharpness and formative beauty.