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Parallel Universe



Oil on Canvas


A rectangular frame is sectioned into four triangular compartments meeting at a center. Four distinct bodies each occupy one section, pictured in splayed positions. Their frontal orientation emphasises their unique attributes—a cigar, a phone, glasses. Yet despite these minor differences in costume, a sense of conformity, even sameness, unites these figures’ appearances. By drawing attention to the similar faces and forms of the figures, Song suggests a universality to a contemporary human experience shaped by industrialization and corporatization to such an extent that distinct people and cultures seem to inhabit parallel realities.

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