Saint Louis’ Newest Art Space projects+gallery is Set to Open in the Central West End on April 10th, 2015 from 6pm-8pm with a Solo Retrospective Featuring Internationally-Recognized Artist Hideki Seo
projects+gallery, a new commercial art space designed to feature multidisciplinary exhibitions, is set to open on April 10th, 2015 with a solo retrospective featuring the work of Paris-based artist, Hideki Seo. Entitled On My Way - Hideki Seo, the gallery’s first exhibition will include new large-scale sculptural works from the artist, in addition to key pieces from his career. According to Seo, “Through these works, I am considering the boundaries of art. My concept is focused on life and death, and how differences between cultures and languages inform art.” Seo is returning to Saint Louis after participating in the 2013 exhibition A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes, Fashion and Chess at the World Chess Hall of Fame. Working primarily in textiles, On My Way is the artist’s first solo show in the United States and will explore how fashion design intersects with cultural and artistic experiences.
About Hideki Seo:
Japanese-born Hideki Seo studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, graduating in 2005. In 2004, he won the Laureate Prize from Belgium’s Knack Weekend magazine, the Laureate Grand Prize from International Flavors & Fragrances and the Grand Prize at Brussels Fashion Week from Le Vif/L’Express magazine. Seo has exhibited internationally, including featured work in ARRRGH! Monsters in Fashion at Athens’ Benaki Museum in 2011 and A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes, Fashion and Chess at Saint Louis’ World Chess Hall of Fame in 2013. Currently residing in Paris, Seo draws inspiration from his extensive travel experiences to destinations throughout Africa, Asia and Europe. His work explores the intersection of fine art and fashion design with large-scale textile-based sculptures. For more information on the artist, please contact Barrett Barrera Projects