The Lee Bauwens gallery project will feature a selection of recent works by five Korean artists. Each artist combines different mediums, ranging from traditional materials to more innovative techniques, to find new harmonies between tension and balance. To understand the specificity of the creation of Korean artists is to question the dichotomy between their cultural identity and their modernity. Often their works challenge us by their delicate aesthetics and impress both in substance and form.
Jeong Yun Kyung (1981, South Korea)
His paintings, use bright colours and bold gestures, By putting pillows around her, imagining blooming eggs and creating an image derived from the fears embedded in fairy tales, she gently express his wishes to hypnotise herself as a defence mechanism against the world.
Sunghong Min (1972, South Korea)
His works gravitate from mutual relations, these are based on his personal attention to the experiences and changing circumstances of individuals or, more simply, documentation of the people who surround him. Factors that cause a change in the meaning of existence, for instance what is common or different, familiar or unfamiliar, are restructured through painting, photography, drawings, installations.
Jiana Kim (1972, South Korea)
To Jiana Kim, clay is a means through which she fulfills her desire to draw with “light.” In considering herself simply as an artist who works with clay rather than a ceramic artist. Jiana Kim had been contemplating on how to express her artistic inspiration from light. Jiana Kim’s porcelain paintings remind us the monochrome artistic movement of Dansaekhwa.
Kim Hyun Sik (1965, South Korea)
With his work, we enter the world beyond the visible. Completely devoid of form and composed only of lines of colors taken through different layers of resin, the artist challenges the visitor's gaze. He encourages her to look deeper and meditate on the many textured layers and transparent spaces that create the originality of her works.
Moon-Pil Shim (1958, South Korea)
Moon-Pil Shim registers in its work, the game of lines and surfaces in a contemporary material, plexiglas. Lines cross his work, separate the space and are filled by the light. they engrave whiteness or the color of the Plexiglas paints, almost invisible, the line is net. Lines and colored surfaces introduce a bigger complexity still into our perception of the "geometry".