SHINLIART, a duo composed of partners Shin Danbi and Li Seok, was founded in 2015. Shin Danbi is a conceptual artist who enjoys the art of creation, while Li Seok is a media artist with a penchant for computers. SHINLIART predominantly delves into themes of "relationship forms" and "balance," using visual works to interpret their connection in various, often romantically inspired, ways. Their artistic expression knows no bounds, spanning across photography, sculpture, and multimedia, without being confined to any particular genre.
At SCOPES Seoul, SHINLIART will present their installation and performance piece titled "The Reason Our Work Was Delayed." Shin Danbi and Li Seok met in 2015 and engaged in continuous artistic activities until 2018 when they suddenly ceased their collaboration. As their individual experiences and personalities evolved, conflicts of opinion became more frequent, making it increasingly challenging to create artworks together. They spent a hiatus of four years, and during that time, they decided to work on the very question of why their work was delayed. Loving each other at the same time and with the same weight, creating one result became no longer easy, but they decided to slowly align the small parts, much like weighing on a scale. One side added a spoonful of 'consideration,' while the other side filled it with 'respect.' When life suddenly felt heavy, they shared the burden and carried it together. After four years, they finally could create artwork together once again. This is the essence of "<The Reason Our Work Was Delayed>."