2022 ART TORONTO
Booth C19 | April 21 – April 24, 2022
The focus of our exhibition is to compare two groups of artists’ distinct practices. One group’s approach to their artwork is from the perspective of a self-development, self-cultivating experience. Often times repetitive body motions are involved in producing their artwork. The other group aids viewers in gaining a new perspective by personalizing their experience. These artists attempt to invite and stimulate the viewer, even at times, evoking memories of past or present events. Our booth will feature a painting from Hajin Kang’s Natural Rhythm (2017), in which the artist paints minimalist shapes using limited colors to explore the tensity between memories from his Korean culture and his present philosophical approach to his practice. Shinduk Kang’s Lovely (2022), is a standout work from her recent lenticular printing series. Lenticular compresses multiple layers onto one screen and changes color according to the viewer’s eyes. Still life elements are taken from the artists’ private domain and expressed using fast-flowing lines that emit pleasant energy and intense colors, making them rich and modern. Oan Kyu, a Korean artist living in Rome, exercises her calligraphic composition to perceive a higher dimension of the “self.” In her Earlier than Writting(2006), she creates lines and points that do not form a static image but embody a vibration, an abstract and at the same time bodily composition like a musical note.
In this new Tulipa series (much bigger in size), the flower imagery is more focused in shape and mass with the color blocks contrasted against the line drawing of the vase and water lines. Her use of color here is not naturally occurring in tulips, so these are largely made up in her abstraction process.