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Student Showcase Archive

Yongchan Lim

MA work

MA work

The 2-dimensional canvas portrays a string box that represents a space for one’s possessions. It immediately can be seen as limited in size, hence why one would not fill it up entirely. However, this is merely an illusion, because the box can never be filled, as it just grows in size. The space cannot be measured no matter what angle you look from, and the colourful layers indicate mixture of emotions as time goes on.

The 3-dimensional object illustrates consumerism, because of the constant need to purchase more and more items. The toys hanging out of certain parts of the clothing depict an immature mind-set, as children see no end to desire. They repetitively tend to see things and want them, without an end. This mind-set may derive from childhood experiences. The reason the objects are vacuum sealed is to protect them, and maintain value. This emphasizes a lack of need, as they are not being used particularly frequently.

Essentially, the project signifies how individual consumer behavior is blurred between ‘wanting’ and ‘needing’ endless amounts, due to deeper, unseen emotions.  



  • MA Degree


    School of Arts & Humanities


    MA Photography, 2018

  • My degree show project is displayed with a one framed photograph and a human shaped object in a vacuum-sealed bag. The human shape is made by toys stuffed inside “Supreme” (street fashion brand) clothing. In the comparison between a photograph and a vacuum-sealed object, people are able to enjoy flatness within art, which highlights the idea of consumerism and possession. 

  • Degrees

  • BA Photography, Kingston University, 2016
  • Exhibitions

  • Solo Exhibition supported by IESA, IESA Art gallery, Paris, 2018; Korean Contemporary Artist Group Exhibition, OXO Tower, London, 2018
  • Awards

  • Shortlist, European Schools Photography Award, 2017