Mirim Chu (b. 1982), an observer of urban as well as virtual landscapes, sees the city—where
development and redevelopment make for never-ending growth—and the web—where
information is updated in real-time and circulated through countless links—as occupying the
same plane. Using pixels, the smallest unit in computer graphics, the artist creates images that
can be used in a range of media, including video, flat surfaces, and three-dimensional works.
In works like Bundang, Versailles, and Yangpyeong-dong, she focused on her old house and
the neighborhood where she attended school. She also creates geometric figures, suggestive
of computer pixels, that reproduce aerial views of the city as captured by satellite imagery.
The works showcased in this exhibition offer a view of the present world as the “apartment
generation”—born and raised in the city, wholly accustomed to finding information on the
Internet and embracing new cultures—might see it, or render it in a landscape painting.