August 15, 2022

In collaboration with Gana Artwork, Korea Curated by Sunhee Kim

February 17 – March 5, 2021

Opening reception: February 15, from 16:00 to twenty:00.

Yeesookyung, Translated Vase_2021 TVW 6, 2021. Ceramic shards, epoxy, 24k gold leaf, 44 ½ x 28 x 28 ¼ inches.

Helen J and Gana Artwork Gallery pleased to announce Korean Abstraction: 4 Poetry, a bunch exhibition bringing collectively the work of 4 well-known South Korean artists Oh Sufan, Park Website positioning-bo, Shim Moon-seep and Yisukyon. Curator: Asian artwork veteran Sunhi.

Kim, this museum exhibition gives a novel have a look at the continued dialogue between custom and abstraction in Korean modern artwork. Referring to the apply of every artist within the poem, 4 Poetry celebrates every artist’s revolutionary strategy to creating artwork and their excellent contribution to artwork historical past.

4 Poetry marks the primary main Gana Artwork venture within the US. Coinciding with Frieze Los Angeles 2022, the exhibition supplies a refreshing have a look at Korea’s energetic artwork scene earlier than Frieze Seoul opens in September.

O in Curator in addition to Gallery:

sunhee Kim is a well known curator who has served as a director and curator in lots of key establishments in East Asia. Kim has been the director of many museums such because the Busan Artwork Museum, the Kim Chang Yul Artwork Museum in Jeju, the Daegu Artwork Museum and the Bund18 Artwork Middle in

Shanghai. She was additionally the director of the China Modern Artwork Award (CCAA) in

China, Senior Curator of the Mori Artwork Museum in Tokyo, Director of the Exhibition Division of the Gwangju Biennale, and Chief Curator of the Gwangju Artwork Museum.

Based in 1983, Ghana Artwork is without doubt one of the first modern artwork galleries within the Korean artwork scene. Representing a variety of genres together with Artwork Nouveau/Impressionism, Modern and quite a lot of works from established to rising Korean and worldwide artists, Gana Artwork right this moment stays certainly one of Korea’s most prestigious and influential artwork establishments.

Helen J Gallery Gallery of Fashionable Artwork in Los Angeles. Specializing in Asian artwork and design, the gallery gives vibrant packages and exhibitions geared toward reaching out to Asian tradition and the diaspora. Our program goals to advertise artists from various geographies and backgrounds, promote intercontinental dialogue, and increase understanding of Asian tradition within the Los Angeles space and past.

O in Painters:

Ouch Sufan (b. 1946, Jinju, Korea) has been gracefully embodying the traditions of East Asian calligraphy on canvas for the previous forty years, depicting the concord between man and nature. Oh was formally skilled in oriental calligraphy and portray by his literati father and later entered Seoul Nationwide College the place he studied western tutorial portray. After commencement, Oh participated within the Vietnam Battle, the place he witnessed the fragility of humanity and the need for freedom. Reflecting on his experiences, Oh discovered that abstraction, particularly line, is the perfect type for expressing freedom and considering the coexistence of individuals and nature. In his work, the strokes of O abound with an unrestricted and vibrant presence, as its deep hue contrasts sharply with the intense colours of the earth. For Oh, “the road is probably the most pure means of expressing nature, man and cause.”

Oh obtained a bachelor’s diploma in portray from Seoul Nationwide College. He has had solo exhibitions in lots of locations together with his first solo exhibition at Munhean Gallery, Gana Artwork Middle and Kim Chong Yung Museum. He has participated in a lot of group and worldwide exhibitions on the Nationwide Museum of Fashionable and Modern Artwork (MMCA), Korea, the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Artwork and the Haverford Artwork Museum. Oh has been awarded the Kim Swoo-geun Award and the Younger Artist Award by the Korean Ministry of Tradition and Public Data. His work is at present included within the collections of many establishments such because the MMCA, the Fund for the Arts and Tradition of Ghana and the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris.

A park So-bo (b. 1931, Yecheon, Korea) is extensively considered one of many main figures in modern Korean artwork and is taken into account the founding father of the Dansaekhwa motion. Rising up as a younger man throughout and after the Korean Battle (1950-53), his strategy to portray was influenced by each Western and Korean influences. Early in his profession, Park visited Paris and was launched to Western abstraction, particularly “Artwork Informel”, a simultaneous motion in

Europe. Shortly thereafter, Park started to make use of a extra introspective methodology in his work, borrowing from conventional Korean calligraphy, in addition to Taoist and Buddhist philosophy.

The park is greatest recognized for its collection of work, Scripture. For the reason that late Sixties, the collection has taken a non secular strategy to discover the ideas of time, house, and materials. In earlier works on this collection, Park repeatedly emphasised the moist monochromatic floor with a pencil, highlighting the materiality of oil paint and graphite. More moderen work expands on this heightened sense of materiality in addition to Park’s refined minimalist composition, together with hanji, Conventional Korean handmade paper from a bar of mulberry wooden. This growth, together with the introduction of coloration, allowed for a broad transformation of his apply, persevering with his seek for vacancy via contraction.

All through his profession, Park has been praised for advocating Korean artwork. It obtained the Artwork Society Asia Sport Changer Awards in 2018 and the Silver Crown Cultural Medal in Korea in 2011. His work has been exhibited at worldwide exhibitions together with Langen Basis, Neuss (2020); Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2019); Museum of Positive Arts, Boston (2018); Venice Biennale (1988 and 2015); Samsung Artwork Museum, Seoul (2014); Portland Museum of Artwork, Oregon (2010); Singapore Artwork Museum (2008); Kunsthalle Vienna, Vienna (2007); Tate Liverpool, UK (1992); Brooklyn Museum, New York (1981) and Expo 67, Montreal (1967). His work is included within the collections of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Backyard in Washington DC; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; M+, Hong Kong; Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, UAE; Nationwide Museum of Fashionable Artwork, Seoul; and K20, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, amongst others. Park graduated from the Division of Portray at Hong-Ik College in Seoul in 1954. He grew to become dean of the college in 1973 and obtained an honorary doctorate there in 2000.

Shim moon seup (b. 1943, Tongyeong, Korea) is taken into account a pioneer of contemporary Korean sculpture, whose inquisitive, experimental strategy to materiality challenged and expanded the medium of sculpture. For the reason that Nineteen Seventies, Shim has used pure and industrial supplies reminiscent of soil, stone, wooden and iron in his sculpture, putting a fragile stability between synthetic and pure processes. His sculpture was in dialogue with simultaneous actions across the work reminiscent of Arte Povera, Minimalism and Mono-ha. For the reason that mid-2000s, Shim has expanded his apply to portray and pictures, whereas retaining the spirit of his sculptural work. His latest collection of work are impressed by the seascape from his hometown of Tongyeong. It might appear that Shim’s summary, repetitive utility of colours to the canvas displays the rhythm, motion and large vitality of the tides. The canvas performs a decisive function right here, however not as a mere background, however as an energetic energetic substance that arises and recedes like a wave. For Shim, portray turns into an area the place there’s a fixed movement and rupture of that means.

Shim was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Henry Moore Grand Prix in 1981 and the Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters in 2007. He participated within the Paris Biennale from 1971-75 and the Venice Biennale in 1995 and 2001. Shim’s latest solo exhibition consists of the Blume Museum of Modern Artwork, Paju (2019); Wonjong Artwork Museum, Beijing (2018); Nationwide Museum of Fashionable Artwork, Gwacheon (2017); Musee du Chateau du Kerguehennec, Bignan (2016); and Beijing Tokyo Artwork Challenge, Beijing (2015). Shim’s work could be discovered within the everlasting assortment of the Nationwide Museum of Fashionable and Modern Artwork in Seoul; Leeum Samsung Artwork Museum, Seoul; Seoul Artwork Museum, Seoul; Sejong Performing Arts Middle, Seoul; Complete Artwork Museum, Changheung; Seoul Olympic Video games Out of doors Sculpture Park, Seoul; Incheon Sculpture Park, Incheon; Mihama Open Air Sculpture Artwork Museum, Hukui; and Hakone Sculpture Park, Hakone.

Yesukyon (b. 1963, Seoul, Korea) is an interdisciplinary artist dwelling and dealing in Seoul, Korea. Yi combines tales—historic, non secular, and cultural—into distinctive objects, photos, and performances that mirror each her private legacy and the worldwide, boundless second. World well-known for its well-known translated vase collection, Yi collects discarded porcelain shards from Korean ceramists who make reproductions of porcelain masterpieces. She then makes use of these components to create a novel modern sculpture by becoming a member of the items collectively utilizing the normal methodology of repairing pottery with gold.

Yi obtained her bachelor’s diploma and grasp’s diploma in portray from Seoul Nationwide College. She was lately featured within the following solo exhibitions I Whisper Solely to You on the Museo e Actual Bosco di Capodimonte in Naples, Italy (2019), Yeesookyung: Modern Korean Sculpture on the Asian Society in Houston, Texas (2015). ), in addition to a serious 10-year examine “Once I Change into You”, which went from the Daegu Artwork Museum in Korea to the Museum of Modern Artwork in Taipei, Taiwan (2015). Yi’s work has been featured internationally on the 57th Venice Biennale (2017), the 18th Sydney Biennale (2012), the Puzon Biennale (2010) and others.

Yee’s work could be discovered within the everlasting collections of the Nationwide Museum of Fashionable Artwork in Seoul, the Leeum Samsung Artwork Museum in Seoul, the Los Angeles County Museum of Artwork, the Museum of Positive Arts in Boston, the Philadelphia Museum of Artwork, the IFEMA ARCO assortment. in Madrid, the Echigo-Tsumari Metropolis Assortment in Japan, the Saatchi Assortment in London, and the Museum of Utilized Arts and Science in Sydney.

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