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HyeRyun Lee

HyeRyun Lee

Korean, b.1960

Based in Incheon, Korea, she studied at RMIT, Melbourne, Australia. Having been born deaf, her perspective is a constant reinterpretation of sound, space, vibrations and in her own words, “unseen-not able to see in exterior” parts of the body. 

She explores and expresses subjects that cannot be seen unaided, like a heart; veins; breath; and a visual interpretation of brain activity. In her titles, “Howling in Space, Vibration Scene or Vibration Landscape” she shows her interests in connecting with the world through vibration.

Exhibition with Us

2017 The Space of the Vibration

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JungHa@galeriepici.com

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Hyeja Moon

HeyJa Moon

Korean, b.1945

Colors and abstract geometry are at the heart of HeyJa Moon’s work, where her inspiration from Matisse and Mondrian can be clearly seen in this examination and analysis of light. She describes her intent by saying, “I try to portray the instant light that I experienced with only dots, lines, faces and colors of the basic elements of painting just like Mondrian did.” 

Her technical skills coupled with her meditative strokes, using an extremely small brush, masterfully manipulates light to move the viewer without drawing them in any direction. Her colors and composition are lively and upbeat echoing a rhythmic tone and beat. 

Exhibition with Us

2018 Composition, The Philosophy of Offloading

 

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JungHa@galeriepici.com

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Oan Kyu

Oan Kyu

Italian born Korea, b.1953

Oan Kyu lives and works in Rome, where she combines her training as a calligrapher with her fascination for Italian frescoes and other wall painting traditions. Oan Kyu, takes a highly abstracted approach to calligraphy, between visual art and writing, where dots and lines are rhythmically woven together into a hypnotic texture. Her work has drawn comparisons to American abstract expressionists such as Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock, who share her interest in the act of painting as a quest for self-discovery.

Works from Oan Kyu’s “Earlier than Writing” and “Wide” series are in the permanent collection of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea.

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JayKwan Kim

JayKwan Kim

Korean, b.1947

JayKwan Kim summarizes his progression of work as an investigation on his belief that space and nature are still a mystery. He writes, “In my recent series, Myth of Cube, I was trying to overcome the grid, an element of geometry that creates an optical illusion, by exploring invisible space within the work. My interest in geometry also examines the essence of nature through my visual language rather than abstract painting.”

He considers working with the grid and geometry as a primitive expression, a part of his artistic departure. He wants to overcome and go beyond scientific and mathematical approaches by transcending into an artistic frame of mind. He seeks harmony and balance in the world of order through symmetry and vitality.

In 1987, he was selected one of artists represented  in the São Paulo Art Biennial Korean Pavilion. He has shown his work internationally in Tokyo, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Beijing, and Seoul. Myth of Cube series can be found in Art Bank Collection in the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea. 

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SoDam Kim

Artist SoDam Kim deals with regret, fear, and anxiety in unknown territory, and finds difficulty in capturing these states of emotion. Her Born in the Air series is an example of this exploration.

Kim’s new series takes a more powerful approach to exploring these states of regret, fear, and anxiety. She continues with her enlarged images centered on the canvas, but now her images are full of life, detail, and include a range of colors. She takes a complex look into the inside of female emotions while simultaneously using gentle forms.

After receiving her BFA in Seoul, she moved to Frankfurt, Germany and began her artistic career. Kim is exhibiting her work internationally; in France, Germany, and Korea. She currently lives and works in Seoul and has held solo exhibitions at Posco Art Museum, Seoul and Soma Drawing Center, Seoul. She also was chosen for a prestigious artist residency in 2004, Goyang Residency run by National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea; in 2006 at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France.

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BoYeon Kim

boyeon Kim

Korean, b.1983

BoYeon Kim reconstructs multilayered perspectives by way of multiple cubes. The concept of memory is altered by her ideas of that specific time as she imagines potential possibilities.

In her Cube series, BoYeon explores how to transfigure memory through images of time and space. Each cube manifests the artists’ fragments of memory in different times. She has stopped to capture these moments in life and in part, this process is a record of her memory. The artist attempts to use the recurring theme of stacked cubes to expand her memory (reality) to a desired outcome.

Cube series is in the Art Bank collection at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea.

Exhibition with Us

2019 Expanded Mind

2016 Time of Daily Life

 

 

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JungJo Na

JungJo Na

Korean, b.1978

JungJo Na’s body of work appears soft, yet enriched in color. Her interest lies within the depth and vitality of the space near the surface. To achieve this depth, she overlaps translucent silk and paints onto it, providing continuity between the two elements. She creates a three-dimensional effect using silk layering over her canvas. 

The titles Blue Rain, Grey Leaf, and Brown Cloud suggest her quest to find an essence of natural phenomena in seasonal change: clouds, wind, shooting stars.

Overall, her works give a floating feeling, inviting viewers to experience a different time and space. Her technique of painting on silk creates a visual illusion, which plays with visible and invisible, overlapping areas.

JungJo Na studied Oriental Painting in Seoul, then moved to New York City and received her MFA in Digital Arts from Pratt. She currently lives and works in Seoul.

Exhibition with Us

2019 Relationship

2017 Floating Bubble: Snow

 

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TaeKyu Yim

taekyu yim

Korean, b.1976

TaeKyu Yim is widely recognized for his comic-style paintings, which employ vibrant colors and a distinctive art brut style. Trained in Korean painting, Yim merges Occidental graphic elements with the meditative qualities of calligraphy, bringing a sense of instability and raw tension to his work. Yim exhibited in solo and group shows in Seoul, Paris, New York, and Beijing. 

In 2006, Yim was chosen for the prestigious MMCA Residency GoYang run by the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea. Yim currently works and lives in Beijing, China.

His work “Erehwon Marginal Man #5” is part of the permanent collection of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea.  

Exhibition with Us

2005 Marginal Man

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JinMyung Park

JinMyung Park

Korean, b.1970

JinMyung Park is fascinated by the moon jar, a distinctive spherical pottery dating from the 14th century Joseon dynasty. Park uses pearlescent paint to recreate the moon jar’s signature glaze in a series of paintings. Unlike the original milky-pale vessels, however, Park’s moon jars are jet-black, and elaborately decorated with flowers and other organic materials. Park, who lives and works in the lush, mountainous terrain of CheongJu, attempts to recreate for his audience a similar feeling of oneness between man and nature. Against the shimmering darkness of the painting, nature is detectable only to the patient and watchful viewer – an intimate moment that suggests a garden by moonlight. 

In 2009, Park was selected for the prestigious CJAS(CheongJu Art Studio), run by CheongJu Museum of Art, Korea. His work is part of the permanent collection at the CheongJu Museum of Art, Korea.

 

 

Exhibition with Us

2010 Shimmery

2007 Unmoving

 

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Hajin Kang

Hajin kang

Korean, b.1943

Hajin Kang defines himself first and foremost as a painter, layering colors in a mesmerizing series of lines and dots on his canvas. This process is repeated endlessly with a series of different monochromatic colors. The end result is a minimalist blur of color, where the only hint of Kang’s laborious and experimental process is the heaviness of the canvas. 

Hajin Kang’s Natural Rhythm series brings the still canvas to life with its endless layers of color and texture. What is purposefully unclear is the answer to the question of where one layer ends and the next begins. Instead, Kang’s colors and paint strokes blur into one another, imbuing the flat canvas with crackling movement and energy, much like static on a television screen.

Hajin works and lives in Incheon, Korea. Kang’s work is in the Art Bank collection of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea. 

Exhibition with Us

2017 Recent Paintings

2011 The World of Natural Rhythm

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JungHa@galeriepici.com