A true visionary of this age, Wes Anderson continues to inspire and awe the many people who view and are touched by his masterpieces. Rooted in impeccable composition and balance, the particular style he uses is immediately recognizable to anyone who has witnessed any of his work. He has a strong identity that has now become the backbone of the exhibition Accidentally Wes Anderson.
Introduction to Accidentally Wes Anderson
This work was originally run as an Instagram page with the goal of sharing pictures of undiscovered travel destinations around the world. Each image has been framed and shot in the style of the legendary director. The Accidentally Wes Anderson ‘community’ has now grown to include submissions from people all over the world. Each image of which now fills the exhibition hall at Ground Seesaw in Seongsu. The exhibition is up now until early June.
Wes Anderson Style Composition
Formally, and aptly, titled ‘우연히 웨스 앤더슨 :어디에 있든, 영감은 당신 눈앞에 있다’, or ‘Accidentally Wes Anderson is a gallery to behold. It is based on the concept, ‘No Matter Where It Is, Inspiration is Right Before You’. The exhibition consists of almost 300 images.
All images have been expressed in Wes Anderson’s whimsical yet structured style. Furthermore, the images largely adopt the imagery and motifs commonly associated with Wes Anderson. These include subjects such as train cars and sprawling architectural structures (as highlighted in The Grand Budapest Hotel).
Displays of natural sights like the seaside and greenery (as seen in Moonrise Kingdom) and his signature colors of bubblegum pink, turquoise, and yellow have also been mimicked in the gallery.
The images are displayed in various different zones. All of which are named with the whimsicality befitting them. Among them are names such as ‘Mind the Gap’, a collection of transportation vehicles. Then, ‘Check In, Please’, featuring hotels surely captured with the iconic Grand Budapest Hotel building in mind. And finally, ‘Cities to Explore’, showcasing a wide variety of destinations and moments captured all around the world.
Additionally, there is even a special ‘French Dispatch’ zone near the end, celebrating the director’s latest film. Special photographs were taken by the Accidentally Wes Anderson team in the town of Angoulême in France. Which is, the actual filming location of the movie.
The gallery is almost austere. Given the strict symmetry each image is composed in, it leaves an almost unsettling feeling. But, the bright color bursting forth from each frame fills each of these silent moments with life. It reminds the viewer that each frame holds a secret story of its own.
But, this is the charm of Wes Anderson’s style – the childish joy and imagination each frame invokes should be a juxtaposition of the calmness and steadiness it brings forward. However, both are polar qualities are woven together masterfully. First, the style was created in the hands of West Anderson himself, then in those of a whole community. It can be said then that his skill lies in the ability to bring stories together. Not only those of his own characters but a wider network of people spanning the world.
Ground Seesaw Seongsu Address: 49 Achasan-ro 17(sipchil)-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul Korean address: 서울 성동구 아차산로17길 49 A동 지하1층 Operating Hours: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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