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'Insomnia' Art Works


Shingyu Kang (Born 12, 12, 1991) is a photographer and film director in South Korea.

After majoring in film directing at Seoul Institute of the Arts, he has been focusing on the subject of 'insomnia' for a long time and has been working on various works.

In addition, he is engaged in various advertisement photography and advertisement video activities.

He has won awards or competed at several international and domestic film festivals, and has exhibited photography in various venues.

Description / Artist's Statement

There are moments when the night comes when everyone can't sleep.

For some, it's the pain of their first love, for some it's parting with their family, and for others it's the absence of a dream. Each of us encounters insomnia for a variety of reasons, both minor and major, but when we put these reasons together, there are abstractions that are universally tied together.

Confusion, hurt, pain, longing, loneliness, emptiness, longing, etc.
I try to image these abstract emotions.

Artist say

Long ago, it was difficult to understand people with insomnia. I was a person who slept so well, so I couldn't relate to the words of those who couldn't sleep. But after going through some personal mourning, for a while I became an insomniac. During this time, the appeals of those suffering from insomnia, who were unable to sympathize, and the appeals of those abstract emotions, began to be understood concretely. And he tried to get out of that insomnia by himself by imaging those abstract things.

I want to get to know various human emotions and the other side through photography. I will not stop this quest and study until the day I die.

[ Click on the two albums below. You can see 200 pictures of works. ]

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