"Looking Through the Absolute" (2021-2022) is a visual representation of the act of perceiving reality through various layers of cognition, including constructed mythologies, cognitive biases, and individual perspectives. The artwork also explores the idea of viewing the world from multiple vantage points amidst extreme dichotomy.
The artwork is composed of two separate series of photographs. The first series features photographs taken in front of government-constructed royal billboards, which were digitally painted in different colors to represent conservative (blue) and liberal (red) viewpoints. The subjects in the photographs are shown looking at the royal billboards from their respective ideological positions.
The second series of photographs depicts the backs of the royal billboards, which have received less attention from the public. These photos were created using the Anaglyph 3D technique, requiring viewers to wear 3D glasses with left-red and right-blue (or cyan: mid way of blue and green) lenses. When viewed through the glasses, the images appear to float in the background. This series emphasizes the act of examining a particular story through radically different perspectives, using divergent thoughts to understand it.
When viewed through 3D glasses, the floating images in the second series of photographs may be perceived as illusions, reflecting the viewer's biases or hidden truths depending on their interpretation and standpoint.