"Mu-Reung-Do-Won" 39"x110", Korean Ink on Korean paper, 2009
Koo, Bon-A is a candidate for a PhD in Fine Art and received her B.F.A
and M.F.A at Hong-Ik University, Seoul, Korea. She has had numerous solo
exhibitions at Insa Art Center, Seoul ; Korean Culture Center in Paris, France
and Contemporary Museum of Hong-Ik University, Seoul.
The main themes of Koo’s pieces are based on an old Korean saying
‘Wol-In-Chun-Kang-Ji-Kog. It is one of the most important topics in the religious
meditation ‘Son’. Translated, it means ‘the moon that sheds light over a thousand
rivers’. She explains that depending on who notices it, the moon that is reflected
in the rivers stirs a different emotion from everyone. Meditation is a reoccurring
subject in her work; a Zen quality presents in all her pieces.
"Sameness, Division, Difference-1" 11"x11"x11", Eyeglass lenses, copper, acrylic and electronics, 2007
Lee, Sun-Me was born in Korea and received her M.F.A at Kook-Min
University, Seoul, Korea. She has exhibited in galleries and museums in Korea;
Dae-an Space Nun, UV House and the Museum of Art in Su-won.
Lee's installation work, "Sameness, Division, Difference" using eyeglass lenses,
examines the subjectivity of perception. She installs the lighting inside of the cube
and it is refracted when passed through a frame of eyeglasses lenses. The shadow
from the refraction makes various images. They seem to be traces of people. Due
to its three- dimensionality, the work expands when viewed from various angles.
"The Rhythm of Life" 51"x63", Oil on canvas, 2007
Shin, Jung-Deok received his B.F.A and M.F.A at Hong-Ik University, Seoul,
Korea. He was awarded a Vermont Studio Center Residency Program Freeman Full
Fellowship in 2000 and 2001. He has had numerous solo exhibitions in Seoul, Paris,
Italy, Geneva, and Beijing. He is a professor of Fine Art at Han-Nam University,
Shin's art has been based on the formation of life. In his work, "The Rhythm of
Life", he uses slices of Chinese quince to construct his work. The slices are
randomly arranged to overlap on the picture and painted with colors. With
overlapping technique and the monochromatic color scheme, Shin creates
a very distinct aesthetic and rhythmical quality. In his work he expresses vivacity
of life while creating a new form of Oriental based aesthetic.
"The Blue" 46"x35", Acrylic on canvas, 2010
Suh, Kyoung-Ja received her B.F.A and M.F.A. at Hong-Ik University,
Seoul, Korea. She has had numerous solo exhibitions at Sun Gallery, Seoul;
at Calerie EVERARTS, Paris, France; China Council, Shanghai and 9-Art Space,
Beijing, China among other venues. Also she has participated in various art fairs
in Asia, including China Shaghai Internatioanl Art Fair, MANIF Seoul-International
Art Fair, Seoul and Beijing International Art Biennale
Like the title suggests, Suh’s piece “The Blue” is an exploration of the
consciousness and its visual manifestation. The natural imagery can be perceived
as a parallel for the artist’s own strive for life. Suh focuses on forms that remain
strong and constant despite the ever-changing environment. Through color and form, she exposes her own spirit.
"Shadow Trace" 36"x25", Acrylic on canvas, 2010
Youn, Hye-Sung received her B.F.A. at Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
and studied at Ecole Superior of Fine Art of Marseille, and DNSP and DNSEP, France.
She has exhibited in many galleries and museums in France, Korea and other countries;
at Gallery 89, Paris, France; Yesong Art Museum, Seoul and Seoul Arts Center, Seoul;
New York Open Center, New York.
Using shadow as a main theme, Youn expresses the duality of life. Through playing
with light versus dark and visible versus invisible, she creates the shadow imagery.
She addresses the active role of light as being the source of shadow, which serves as
a metaphor for light being the source of life. In recent work, Youn focuses on the
shadows of foliage. She attributes humanistic qualities to the leaves by composing them
as if in conversation with one-another.ong and constant despite the ever
changing environment. Through color and form, she exposes her own spirit.
THE EXHIBITION OF 2010 WINNERS
We provided the group exhibition of 2010 winners in our gallery on Dec.01- Dec. 15, 2010.