City is possibly a place where the operating principles of the modern are assembled. Kyungsung of the 1930s was a site where colonial capitalism expanded rapidly. Digging into the pathological dysfunction and the negative machinism which colonial capitalism results in, Cho Myung-Am reported the oppressive aspects and the contradictory situations of the colonial capitalism and put his heart in his works to reform the abnormal conditions. He looked at through the ambivalent problems which a heteronomous modernization caused under the condition of dominance and subordination, and investigated without reserve the realities of Kyungsung and the psychological overload by the crippled urbanization. City is a place of opportunity. However. it is also a place where people who did not adapted themselves to the new environment suffered from anxiety and depression. In addition, the colonial city Kyungsung as a living organism was a place where a physical discourse was composed. The corruption and the decadence of the city resulted from the unbalanced elements caused by distorted modernization. As the oppression and the sense of anxiety by colonization grew, the sensuality was maximized, which led to a Thanatos instinct. However, this instinct was stepping in the direction of building a new life by way of dynamic movement.