A Strange New World

The Uncomfortable Art of Seongmin Yoo

Seongmin Yoo, “It’s a New World,” 2021, 30 x 40 inches, collage on canvas

In Seongmin Yoo’s collage It’s a New World the artist makes an appearance in the form of a fragmentary self-portrait. She is sleeping—perhaps dreaming the scene—in a weird spotted egg that opens to a broadly brushed landscape. Then again, maybe the “egg” is actually a head that just fell off the bizarre pink frog-lady who is in turn overseen by a spotted green male.