2016 'Letters from Mars' , Gallery Giotta, Seoul
2014 'Reinterpretation & Practice for Abstraction', Ujung Gallery, Seoul
2014 'Rhythm+Hues', Ujung Gallery, Seoul
2014 'Drawing & Essay', Hansung Auto Gallery, Seoul
2014 Art Show Busan 2014, Bexco, Busan
2013 Abu Dhabi Art 2013, Nov. 20-23, Abu Dhabi
2013 Introducing Artists in residency Ujung Gallery, Nov. 11-22, Seoul
2013 Art Show Busan June 6-10
2013 THE WORLD OF EXTRAORDINARY OBJECTS
THE WORLD OF
21 February -13 April 2013
October Gallery presents The World of Extraordinary Objects, a group exhibition of mesmerising mixed-media works by artists from around the world. This exhibition will introduce artists Gyeong Yoon An, Jukhee Kwon and Remy Jungerman, who will display their works for the first time at October Gallery, London.
In her sculpture series Icon_Goddess, Gyeong Yoon An, winner of the Asia Artist Award 2012, reinterprets the idea and image of icons like ¡®The Thinker¡¯ and ¡®Venus¡¯. She tries to make new icons based on traditional sculpture but also aims to create a reflection of current society and culture. Instead of traditional materials, she utilises paper from magazines because of its distinctive characteristics: lightness, fragility, variety of colour, and its dual nature of necessity and waste. Yoon An (born and based in South Korea) obtained a M.F.A. from Seoul National University and Slade School of Fine Art, London.
Jukhee Kwon creates works from
the printed page quite literally; using abandoned and disused books, she
shreds the pages by hand to create magnificent ¡®book sculptures¡¯. The
sculptures brim with energy, often flowing out of books in the form of
cascading waterfalls. Each book, while destroyed, claims a new life and
existence through creation. The artist¡¯s series /fromthebooktothespace/
aims to return the product to its original form - from tree to book, from
book to tree; destruction, creation. In her new series, ¡®Red Presence¡¯,
she makes reference to her fragmented memories and to her first vivid
memory, the colour red. As she cuts each strand, she travels along her
memories, the first conscious steps towards the creation of her new life.
Jukhee born in South Korea is currently living and working in Italy. She
studied in Korea and holds an MA from Camberwell College of Arts London.
The World of Extraordinary
Objects will also include the large-scale sculpture, Exit Ball, by Romuald
Hazoume, powerful new work by Laila Shawa as well as intriguing works
by Gerard Quenum, Gandalf Gavan, William S. Burroughs, Huang Xu and Lucy
Azubuike amongst others. This exhibition hopes to surprise and engage
the senses of the viewer, sharpen perception, creating a doorway to another
world, where ordinary objects become extraordinary.
24 Old Gloucester
2012 6th 2012 Showcase Juried Winner for Drawing, Artslant
- will be awarded as the winner of Asia Artist Award 2012
June 7-11, BEXCO
2012 GIAF 2012, Seoul
2012.04.18(Wed) ~ 2012.05.22(Tue)
Works on Paper, London
10.03.12 - 22.03.12
with artists Jukhee Kwon, Ji Hee Kim, Russell Maurice, David Paredes, Sarah Tew and Gyeong Yoon An.
For Paul Klee, ¡°a drawing is simply a line going for a walk¡±, for Henri Matisse ¡°Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence¡±, for Salvador Dali a ¡°drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad¡±, for Henry Moore ¡°Discipline in art is a fundamental struggle to understand oneself, as much as to understand what one is drawing.¡±
Drawing, to each of these masters, is an entity with a specific meaning; their opinions overlap and contrast, an array of different interpretations for something used by almost every person who calls themselves an artist. But drawing as a form of expression belongs to everyone, in our most basic note taking and the beginnings of an education; our development of ideas, expression and communication can all be found in the meeting of pencil with paper, tools to facilitate connections both with ourselves and with others or outside elements.
These six artists deliver their own interpretations of drawing as a form of art, their visual conversation with this medium manifested in any number of ways. Within this show they will present their own individual practice, personal and unique, through something so universal as a piece of paper and a pencil.
Jukhee Kwon was born in Dae-Jun in Korea 1981 and lives and works in London. She received an MA in Book Arts from Camberwell College of Art, London, in 2011. Recent exhibitions include, ¡®The Face of the Shape¡¯, 2011, La Scatola Gallery, London, Trajector Art Fair, 2011, Brussels, ¡®Casting an eye on Korea, 2011, Paris. Jukhee Kwon is represented by La Scatola Gallery.
Ji Hee Kim was born in Seoul South Korea, and now lives and works in London. Recent exhibitions include, The Exhibition of Female Artists, 2011, Jeju Art Museum, Jeju, South Korea, Korea Tomorrow, 2010, SETEC, Seoul, South Korea. She has been the recipient of several awards, including Nanji Art Studio 4th Residency Artist, Seoul Museum of art, Seoul, South Korea, Artist Fellowship, Seoul Culture Foundation for Arts and Culture, Seoul, South Korea.
Russell Mauice was born in 1975, in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Recent exhibitions include, Ghosts of gone birds, 2011, Rochelle School, London, Universal, 2011, ¡®The Face of the Shape¡¯, 2011, La Scatola Gallery, London, Napa Gallery, Helsinki, Modern Empire, 2011 Scatola Gallery, London, New Contemporaries, 2010 A-Foundation Liverpool, ICA London.
David Paredes was born in Lima, Peru in 1977 and now lives and works in London. Recent exhibitions include, ROADMAPS, 2011, La Scatola Gallery, London, BACK HOME, 2009, Wheels & Waves, The Dreamland Art Project I, LAA Laboratoire d¡¯art d¡¯aujourd¡¯hui, Grenoble, France, New Life Visuals, 2008, New Life Shop gallery, Berlin, Germany. Paredes is represented by La Scatola Gallery.
Sarah Tew was born in Cumbria in 1987; she now lives and works in London. She received a degree in Fine Art from Byam Shaw School of Art, Central Saint Martins 2009. Recent exhibitions include Ebbing, 2011, Solo Show, La Scatola Gallery, London,?The Time is Now, 2011, La Scatola Gallery, London,? Rhizomatic, 2010, Departure Gallery, London. Tew is represented by La Scatola Gallery.
Gyeong Yoon An was born in Seoul South Korea and now lives and works in London. She received an MA in Fine Art, Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, in 2010. Recent exhibitions include, GIAF 2012, Seoul, Trickster-The imaginary mind, 2011, Smokehouse gallery, London, ¡®The Face of the Shape¡¯, 2011, La Scatola Gallery, London.
An exhibition curated by Valentina Fois.
The Private View will
be held at GX Gallery
How to get there
Bus: Numbers 35, 40, 42, 45, 148, 176, 185, 484, 345, 176, 68, 468 all stop at the Denmark Hill bus stop, on disembarking walk up hill and GX gallery is on the left hand side of Denmark Hill at the junction of Denmark Hill, Daneville Road and Coldharbour Lane. Click here for route information.
Rail: Denmark Hill is the closest rail option at 0.3 miles. On exiting the station, proceed to Denmark Hill and turn right, walking down hill towards Camberwell Green. The gallery is situated on the right hand side after Kings Hospital and the Coldharbour Lane intersection. Click to view map.
Tube: The Oval is the nearest underground station and is approximately 10-15 minutes¡¯ walk to the gallery.
2011 THE FACE OF THE SHAPE '
An exhibition curated by Valentina Fois, La Scatola Gallery, London
Private View Thursday 8th of December
LA SCATOLA GALLERY
2011 Trickster: The Imaginary Mind
Stour Road Fish Island Hackney Wick E3 2NT
Private view 6 - 9pm. 3rd November 2011
Forman's Smokehouse Gallery is pleased to present a group show exploring the legacy of trickster mythology on culture. 15 young and emerging international artists contemplate and investigate Trickster in a dynamic exhibition featuring morphological creatures, fantastics worlds, responses to mythology and its inherent relationship with human perception.
Imagination and implicit states of being feature in much of the artists' work. Chris Land questions the ontology of trickster emergences, exploring mythical relations such as the Bermuda Triangle as figments of the imagination to explain unsolved mysteries and phenomena. Laura Clarke's work explores how the subconscious is brought to the fore, concerning herself with the uncanny and the departure from the human being in images and scultures of morphological creatures and beastialities. Arina Orlova concerns herself with prominent idolised figures in contemporary culture and explores the narrative of myth and its role in cycles of human relationship to the world of mass media. Andrea Greenwood explores the idea of the carnival as a mask for democracy and the 'establishment', by incorporating installational pieces into the fabric of the buildings interior structures. Patricia Delgado's makes cycles of human activity and the pursuit of love as absurd and comic the subject in the video His and Hers, recording the experiences of two lovers journeys without a destination. Erik Bendix's conceptual paintings ridicule and make fun out of the world of culture and presents a cynical and sinister dialogue between cartoons and political structures. Other artists we are proud to be exhibiting such Olenna Mokliak, Elizabeth Vicary, Katie Brookes, Ulrika Bygge and Sepideh Saii creating fantastic worlds of blurred visions between fantasy and reality, person and myth in paintings, print making, video, drawing, photography, textiles and installation.
Trickster will be explored as a cabinet of wonders in this forthcoming show, unraveling as a journey through the many guises the trickster can present itself as, to the public and personal eye. The exhibition studies work such as Mikhail Bakhtin's Rabelais and His World, Paul Radin's Trickster and Lewis Hyde's Trickster Makes This World.
Winnebago Trickster "continually
violates the boundaries between nature and culture; he is part animal,
part human (often a talking animal such as a crow or a coyote, or a producer
such as a spider), part man and part woman (often coupling with either
sex indiscriminately), and a violator of cultural taboos (often eating
the food that is specific to other animal groups, or eating what should
not be food at all). Yet Trickster is also a spirit of creativity and
accused of violating the norms of culture. For example, at the conclusion
of the Winnebago myth that forms the basis for Paul Radin's classical
study of the trickster, Trickster unleashes the Mississippi, allowing
it to flood the land, and thereby making agriculture, possible".
Artists: Laura Clarke/ Erik Bendix/ Andrea
Greenwood/ Bradley Zero Philips/ Arina Orlova/ Olenna Mokliak/ Elizabeth
Vicary/ Patricia Delgado/ Kristen Lovelock/ Sepideh Saii/ Chris Land/
Paul Magee/ Katie Brookes/ Ulrika Bygge/ Gyeong Yoon An. The show's curator
is David Marchant
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