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JINAH SOHN

ABOUT ARTIST SOHN JINAH Jinah Sohn, who spent almost two decades creating art with chair as a motif, boldly adopted a very different style with “lines and patterns”, turning around her identity of “chair artist”. She concentrates on the basic instinctive act of drawing and on painting as a tool of expression, and shows it meticulously and laboriously in her works. Her new works are filled with dots, lines, and planes, which are essential figurative elements, but as nature gets combine with these elements, Sohn creates sophisticated and gorgeous works that transform the landscape into lush nature peppered with deep urban sentiment. Sohn touches on the basic feature of painting from multiple angles to create uniqueness exclusively based on her own tastes and sensations. A world...

YOUNGJOO HONG

ABOUT ARTIST HONG YOUNG JOO Even though people pursue the ideal, they live in sympathy with the reality. Since a conflict of the Real and the Ideal is inevitable, we live in the agony of choices. This conflict makes Ego and cuts it off from the outside world. The severance always prevents the ego from communicating to outside. I painted glass, nature, indoor space to depict the confined space of ego. Unlike the silent outside of glass, the inside is unstability. It is showing that the cause of alienation and instability between the real and the ideal, in fact, exists not outside but inside. The isolated ego is existence adopting to the reality with a passive attitude. This space represents the limit but also includes...

SEUNGMIN PAIK

ABOUT ARTIST PAIK SEUNG MIN This series embodies the image of a textually depicted virtual nation which exists within individual conception of creator. The main motif is sourced from overall systems, detailed stories, and national design surrounding the DIVERLAND, a virtual state which is nonexistent in the actual reality, and all the works organically converge on a bigger story. Textual contents herein are mainly expressed into metaphorical and symbolic images. As an imaginary nation, the DIVERLAND refers to a combination of ‘Divertimento’ and ‘land’ under the collision of fictional images. Overall, this series represents a new type of organism or mechanical equipment by combining individual images extracted from natural objects. Here, dissected body parts function as a material with emotional exclusion provided that beautiful animals...

YOUNGWOOK CHOI

ABOUT ARTIST CHOI YOUNG WOOK Moon pottery. It is big, about 40cm in height. Because of its size it needs to be created separately in two parts and put together. Because of this, it is round but often asymmetrical. Perhaps, it is this unintentional irregular shape that gives it a natural look, and it is considered the most Korean of all potteries. Such beauty of a moon pottery was given a market approval when one single white moon pottery was sold for 230 thousand dollars at New York Christies in 1987. Choi choice moon pottery as a subject matter to tell his stories. He told and sought his and other common life stories through this moon pottery. In his series of works, Karma, the web-like...

INKYUM KIM

ABOUT ARTIST BIOGRAPHY EDUCATION M.F.A   Department of Sculputre, Hong-ik University, Seoul, Korea B.F.A  Department of Sculputre, Hong-ik University, Seoul, Korea     SOLO EXHIBITIONS  2017   Space and Thought (Suwon IPark Museum of Art, Suwon, Korea) 2011   Space – Less (Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea) 2009   Space-Less (PYO Gallery, Seoul, Korea) 2005   Emptiness (Ci-Gong Gallery, Daegu, Korea) 2001   Emptiness (Site Odeon5, Paris, France) 2001   Emptiness (Galerie Librairie du Moniteur, Paris, France) 1999   Space of Revelation-Emptiness (Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea) 1997   Dessins de Sculpture (Centre Culture France, Seoul, Korea) 1997   Open Studio (Atelier du Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France) 1996   Space of Revelation-Being (PYO Gallery, Seoul, Korea) 1995   46th Venice Biennale (Korean Pavillion, Venice, Italy) 1992   Project-The Walls of Thought (Korean Cultural and Art Center, Seoul,...

SOOKANG KIM

ABOUT ARTIST KIM SOO KANG Kim is originally educated in painting, but she switched over to photography after studying in Pratt Institute in US. Her photography works has a strong sense of painterly texture. Every since 1992, Kim has shown her works in exhibitions in galleries not only Seoul but also in Russia, Denmark, US and other parts of the world. BIOGRAPHY EDUCATION 1998   M.F.A in Photography, Pratt Institute, U.S.A. 1993   B.F.A in Painting, Department of Fine Art, Seoul National University, Korea     SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2016   Sookang Kim (Soul Art Space, Busan, Korea) 2014   Towels | Shelf (Gallery Kong, Seoul, Korea) 2008   Stones (Gallery Kong, Seoul, Korea) 2008   Stones & Vessels (Gallery 339, Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.) 2007   Sookang Kim (Gallery Kong, Seoul, Korea) 2006  ...

JIN-SEONG YIM

ABOUT ARTIST YIM JIN-SEONG Yim Jin-seong paints based on the tradition of Korea’s Real Scenery Landscape but he is not confined by the dogma of the tradition. Rather, he achieves a contemporized style by having diverse experiments, and therefore, extends the boundary of Korean traditional painting. The series of Yim’s painting <MongYu Geumgangsan(夢遊金剛山圖)> in the style of Golden Powder Landscape Painting (金粉山水畵) shows what the artist experienced from Mt. Geumgang where it is believed to be a utopia by Koreans since old times. After decades of the division of the country, when the first tourist business was started by private enterprise, the artist had an opportunity to visit a remote village located on Mt. Geumgang. He witnessed that the opening of Mt. Geumgang tourism ironically...

SEUNGHYO JANG

ABOUT ARTIST JANG SEUNG HYO The work of Jang Seung Hyo is a photographic collage, created from thousands of photography works he has collected over the years. The artist seeks to make his work easily enjoyable by the mass in everyday life, rather than seeking art to be enjoyed within a white cube space for particular people. The artist’s experience in New York City’s Time Square greatly influenced his subsequent work. Within a layer of buildings and billboards depicting unrealistic images as well as countless tourists amongst a forest of buildings, the artist is processing something that can be experienced only through his senses beyond the limitations of rational judgment. The artist regarded them as something raw and began to make his archives with a...

JONGSOOK KIM

ABOUT ARTIST KIM JONG SOOK The artist, Kim Jong Sook follows the Korean tradition of depicting pristine ink brush landscape paintings. She manages to contemporize a age-old tradition, by embellishing the scene with shimmering crystals in her “Artificial Landscapes” series. The works depict mesmerising panoramic landscapes – soaring cliffs and sudden valleys, neatly sheltering trees and flora within their sharp crevices. The studded Swarovski crystals in all their resplendent glory pepper the canvas. The crystals catch the light and sparkle profusely, making the landscape appear fantastical – a sparkling dreamscape. The artiist transfers the image onto the silkscreen and converts it using various different materials and techniques. She incorporates powdered crystalline pigments, transparent silicone, and Crystal Moonlight and Sapphire Satin crystals. Every crystal in the painting...

JUNYOUNG KANG

ABOUT ARTIST KANG JUN YOUNG The artwork by artist, Junyoung Kang, is a mix of energy and turbulence, giving us the feeling of looking at graffiti. His colorful style and color ranges were influenced by the street pop culture during his childhood in Australia. His first solo exhibition was held in 2006 after he was awarded the grand prize from Icheon International Ceramic Expo that same year. He has been active in the global art scene, particularly in Europe and Asia. The main theme of his art is “Family Love”. He expresses this theme through modern languages and different mediums, covering not only ceramics, but also paint, found objects, mixed media, etc BIOGRAPHY EDUCATION 2010 M.F.A. in Ceramic Art, Hongik University, Seoul, Korea 2006 B.F.A....
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