오후 1시 25분의 교실, 두 손으로 괴고 있던 남학생의 머리가 툭 떨어지고 입이 벌어진 여학생의 목이 뒤로 팍 꺾인다. 파란 후디를 입은 주인공의 머리가 순간 볼링공으로 변한다. 오서로의 재치를 온 천하에 각인시킨 <애프터눈 클래스> (2014)의 한 장면이다. 회색빛 거대한 창고에서 일하던 로봇이 서툰 그림으로 획일적인 시스템을 어지럽히는 전작 <아티스트-110> (2013)보다 한결 가벼워진 작품은 널리 널리 퍼져나갔다.
2017년, 제목부터 콧구멍을 형상화한 (OO)은 누가 봐도 오서로 스타일을 재천명했다. 이후 3년 동안 영리와 비영리를 가리지 않고 각종 홍보 영상과 뮤직비디오를 왕성하게 생산한 오서로는 어서 약속한 일을 끝내고 하고 싶은 게 한가득이다.
OSRO, the Infinite Power
At 1:25 pm, a boy tries to stay awake in the classroom but slumps onto his desk, and a girl’s yawning head rolls back over her chair. The main character wearing a blue hoodie has a head that momentarily transforms into a bowling ball. This is a scene from Afternoon Class (2014), the film that showed OH Seoro’s sharp wit to the world. It is more lighthearted than his previous film, ARTIST-110 (2013), in which a robot working in a vast gray warehouse disrupts the uniform system with its primitive drawings.
I first discovered OH Seoro when he made his 1-minute film SOCKPUPPET! (2010) for a class assignment. By then, he had already released his first animation Only Head (2008) as a high school student. He was continuously sharing his animations of transformer robots undergoing transformations on YouTube, a project that he began in the fall of 2009. (There were 9 videos in 2009, and there are 57 videos in the playlist as of June 2020.)
In 2017, OH Seoro released (OO), a film that shows his style and sense of humor even in the title which resembles a pair of nostrils. Since then, he has been very prolific over the past three years, making numerous advertisements and music videos for both commercial and non-commercial projects. OH Seoro looks forward to wrapping up his commitments so he can start work on many of his own passion projects.