Peace in Chaos: A Look into Contemporary Korean and Chinese Art
December 1, 2018 - January 1, 2019 at BOCCARA ART Brooklyn Gallery
Reception: Thursday, December 13, 2018, 6-9pm
This upcoming exhibition highlights the works of Hyun Ae Kang and Fu Wenjun, two seemingly different artists that are united by one critical element: their ability to synthesize influences and experiences from both the East and the West.
Hyun Ae Kang is an important Korean artist who began her artistic career in sculpture and later transitioned into painting, an aspect of her work which can be seen through the tactile markings in her paintings. She often utilizes vibrant colors with layers of carefully applied paint to create works which ultimately serve as reflection of her deeply personal and spiritual meditations.
Her work has been exhibited in numerous locations, including Miami, Palm Beach, Palm Springs, New York, Anaheim, and Japan. Her work resides in the permanent collections of the Art Museum of Seoul and the Brea Museum and Historical Society.
Fu Wenjun is a revolutionary artist based in Chongqing, China, whose work reflects on the various dichotomies presented in Eastern and Western cultures, including notions of culture in an age of globalization, traditional Chinese culture in a rapidly changing society, and the effects of industrialization and urbanization in Chinese cities. By utilizing a unique process which he calls “digital pictorial photography”, Fu is able to merge together aesthetics from both the East and the West to create images which are striking in their ability to transcend categories and traditions.
Fu’s work has been exhibited all over the world, including but not limited to, Museu Europe de Arte Monaco, Barcelona; National Art Museum of China, Beijing; Old Summer Palace Museum, Beijing; Today Art Museum, Beijing; United Nations Headquarters, New York City; and Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou.
His work has also been collected by various organizations all over the world, such as Museu Europe de Art Moderno, National Art Museum of China, Today Art Museum, Old Summer Palace Museum, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Kennedy Family Collection, World Council of Peoples for the United Nations, Dazu Grotto Museum, Chongqing Art Museum, Guangdong Museum of Art, Société Nationale des Beaux Arts, and the Ahmed Shawki Museum.