Finalist in the 2013 National Contemporary Art Awards.
I feel I was rather old when I realised there are one million millimetres in a square metre, but when I did it was an, ‘of course!’ moment. 1000 squared = 1,000,000 (of course!) – there is a simplicity and beauty, a sheer elegance to this sum. That the commonplace area of one square metre (the size of my kitchen table-top, the size of a small vegetable garden) so neatly contains the almost intangible quantity of a million (the number that is the catch-cry of ambition, ‘to make a million’) is simply pleasing to me. In response, I have made a million dots.
Pencil on Paper, 1m x 1m (2012)
Photographs by Yoon Tae Kim