You are cordially invited to Yang Gallery • Singapore | 'Dream Beyond Dreams: Lee Jin Hyu Solo Exhibition' opening cocktail on 26th January 2019, 6-9pm.
Venue: 581 Orchard Road, The Shopping Gallery Hilton #01-11, Singapore 238883
RSVP: [email protected]
“Dream Beyond Dreams” is artist Lee Jin Hyu’s exhibition title in Singapore. The hosting of the North Korea-United States Summit for peace and the end of war on the Korean peninsula which was divided for 70 years, was titled “Dream beyond Dream.”
A dream belongs not just to an individual but rather is the desire of humanity. The big trees that are shown in the artist’s work are wooden memorials that silently contain the long flow of history that portray the torn hearts of the families that parted due to the war. Also the socialist figures that are portrayed are historical leaders that directly represent their time; presenting a reason of their reevaluation. That is because it is hard to conclude today whether democracy or socialism is correct. Lee Jin Hyu questions these problems through his works.
The reason for incorporating the great master of cubism Pablo Picasso and other classic artists alongside with political figures is to offer clues in discovering contemporary needs and the direction of life, together with the emotional aspects. With their upper bodies invisible, people are holding a big bag and standing over the open sea. They expressed such questions: ‘Where do they come from and where are they? Where will they go? Eventually, are the desires of mankind desires all identical?’ As it is shown in these astonishing works, what is important for those of us who pursue happiness? Perhaps, is Jin Hyu Lee dreaming of a new ideology?