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Gina Hong was born and raised in South Korea and currently attends SVA (School of Visual Arts). Growing up surrounded by various influences and inspirations of art, Gina was enlighten by a Yayoi Kusama exhibition in 2003, and it was Kusama’s famous “millions of dots”. Whilst this fascination, she developed a condition called “typophobia’, which is a phobia of irregular pattern or clusters of small holes or bumps. This condition traumatically affected her in everyday life. Continuously influenced by Kusama’s other works, Gina was inspired by Kusama’s courage and decided on  this project to overcome her phobia. She debated in presenting her forte but have decided on an installation so that she can push herself to another by transforming her fear into a creative energy to sculpt this artwork of irregular, repeating holes, circles and even surfaces. She specifically chose this color to magnify and accentuate the irregularity and to make it even more horrifying to us, to her. White symbolizes innocence, purity, security and cleanliness. It also can sooth, calm and give a sense of tranquility. A mush as it horrifies her as well as challenging, she has tried to deliver her fear into a physical form so that the audience can experience it as well.

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