alter ego

hwa kyung kim

archival pigment print


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artist statement

Wearing clothes is one of the ways to create personas. They can become masks that we wear. That is why we might get confused about what our true selves are among the billions of personas we see and put on.

On the other hand, we might learn how to integrate our true selves into these personas rather than dividing them perfectly. Ultimately, egos and personas can be merged together to become an alter ego. In these photographs, I partially unmask ourselves through fashion as a symbol of personas, in order to observe how an ego and personas are intertwined in their relationship. 

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