Reference: Artists & Designers
This is an attempt to create a reference of artists and designers around the world with diverse cultural and racial backgrounds, in relation to topics covered in SFPC’s “Recreating the Past” course.

I hope this can be a living document, so please feel free to add to the list and make suggestions :)

Park Seo-Bo

Chaos & Order

Elias Sime


It took me a great deal of time to collect the keyboards. Keyboards have evolved very quickly — the ones today use a completely different technology from a couple of decades ago, but their colors are monochromatic, which gives an impression of silence. Sometimes, thoughts are expressed through noise, and other times, through silence. The keyboard is not loud, but it is full of symbols.

Yayoi Kusama

Chaos & Order

A polka-dot has the form of the sun, which is a symbol of the energy of the whole world and our living life, and also the form of the moon, which is calm. Round, soft, colorful, senseless and unknowing. Polka-dots become movement... Polka dots are a way to infinity.

Nam June Paik


Considered the father of video art, Nam tune Paik pioneered the use of televisual electronic media in art.

Our life is half natural and half technological. Half-and-half is good. You cannot deny that high-tech is progress. We need it for jobs. Yet if you make only high-tech, you make war. So we must have a strong human element to keep modesty and natural life.

Carl Krasberg


Serge Attukwei Clottey


McArthur Binion

Patterns / Pixels

Sine + Cosine

Japanese photographer, sculptor and architect.