Invisible Bonds …이음새
Korean Cultural Centre UK
13th – 21st August 2010
(Preview: Friday 13. 08. 2010, 6 – 9 pm)
An annual exhibition by Korean Artists Association UK
Curated by: Soon Yul Kang, Kitty Jun-Im McLaughlin, Sunju Park, Bada Song
Director: Bada Song
Invisible Bonds …이음새 represents 13 artists who have various background and diverse media, such as painting, photography, drawing, film, poem, textile, glass art, organised by KAA UK (Korean Artists Association in UK).
Soon Yul KANG’s tapestries inspired by Zen concepts such as simplicity, stillness and emptiness depicting tranquil landscapes that involve subtle changes in colour and light that reflect changes in perspective and mood.
Kitty Jun-Im McLaughlin‘s ambitious paintings depict cultural duality, using Hanji (Korean traditional art paper) and layers of collaged canvas to create depth and space, tactile textures and incorporating the rhythmic linear elements influenced by her musical background.
Bada SONG makes repetitive modules of apparently faceless, formless objects and images using various media. Here she adapts her project to an ambitious drawing installation.
Sunju PARK uses silk screen and acid etching to produce enigmatic images which draw the viewer into an intrigue of uncertain symbols. This perhaps derives from her fine art and mural-making background.
Seong Hee JO uses the technique of collage and produce an imaginary ‘panorama’ of high-rise buildings and other urban features seen by night.
Hye Kyung PARK introduces her poems both as a live performance event and printed on fans.
Jung Hoi JUNG presents an archive of black & white photographic prints dating from 1970s. They beautifully evoke fading signs of traditional Korean life style in striking composition that frame the nostalgic emotions we feel today regarding this cultural shift.
Mi So PARK’s My Last Home asks the viewer to empathise with the welfare of elderly religious people in South Korea and the UK, relating the personal and physical condition of a life to issues of space and place and materiality.
Sung Feel YUN The vast expanse of the solar system and the micro world of atoms
have something in common; both worlds rotate around an axis. However, this similarity does not mean there is no difference, since all things in the universe are active, changing and reacting to one another.
Jihye PARK’s film, The Sisters II, portrays and elucidates a mental landscape on the crossroad between the conscious and unconscious, as replayed in memories or in dreams. This film inhabits a space beyond the lines of reality and the present world and verge upon, but do enter sure-footedly, the alternative, surreal enclave.
Yun Kyung JEONG: Opposites coexist; invisible and subtle collisions, arising from conflicts between countless elements, weave the world.
In Joo Hee CHUN’s paintings, transparency allows the eye to penetrate, making it impossible to disguise or hide inner layers, thus revealed through and through.
Young-jin PARK’s paintings, influenced both by her make-up artist background and her recovery from breast cancer, draw out our mind and spirit through their focus on facial expressions.
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