Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Lee Kwang-Ho is one of Korea’s most prominent realist artists. He displays his technical and pictorial mastery with the ability to meticulously combine elements of the real and the abstract. Lee’s early works were inspired by Pop Art, influenced by the Renaissance perspective, and Surrealism, and have now developed into his own unique and personal interpretation of modern realism. A thorough investigation of his works provides the viewer an opportunity to fully appreciate the depth and versatility of Lee’s artistry and vision.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 14, 2015
The silent state of the figures is derived from Jungwook Kim’s way of life. She records every moment of life with her head and mind, and opens herself up to all kinds of forms and methods of life. Like a contemplative and observant poet writing down a line implying thoughts and memories about life, living things, death and people, she delivers her feelings through repetitive brush strokes.
Illustration // Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Dan-ah Kim was born in Seoul, Korea and resides in Brooklyn, NY. Her works are delicate, full of texture, patterns and minute details. The loveliness and preciousness of her picture book-like illustrations are met with hints of darkness, solitude and a certain air of gravitas. A graduate of the Pratt Institute, she currently makes art and works in film and television.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Korean artist Jee Young Lee creates beautiful dreamscapes in her Seoul studio space. Constructing every last detail by hand, she perfectly composes everything for a photograph, a self portrait of sorts that gives us insight into her vibrant imagination.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 17, 2014
We are enjoying the work of Virginia-based artist Bohyun Yoon this morning. In his installation entitled, Unity, Yoon suspends fragmented pieces of dolls, somehow creating shadows of a line of people in suggestive poses. See more of his work after the jump...
Juxtapoz // Monday, March 31, 2014
These jagged, detailed oil paintings by South Korean-born artist Sea Hyun Lee represent the mountains of North and South Korea. They are a reference to Lee's sense of the past and it's losses but also seem to hint at the painfully fragmented relationships between the two countries.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 06, 2014
We just ran into the works of Samantha Wall this morning, a Korean born, Portland-based fine artist who creates portraits of distress. One of her series, Partially Severed, "uses the female body as a site of struggle between subjective narrative and representations of women in Asian horror cinema." Like we said, distress.
Juxtapoz // Monday, February 03, 2014
Artist John Chae was born in Colorado, grew up in Seol, Korea and studied painting at the Maryland Institute Colle of Art and wizardry under Wharfdang the Horrible (his words). We are enjoying his latest collection of bizzare colorful drawings, titled New Levels.
Juxtapoz // Monday, January 06, 2014
One of our favorite pieces of art from 2013's Art Basel Hong Kong was the outside, interactive sculpture, "Periphery", by Seung Yul Oh, on display in the main hall of the Fair. We were happy to see this great project also pop up on the web in recent days, the New Zealand-based, Seoul-born artist's series of hyperreal, resin sculptures of various Korean noodle dishes. Hanging over 12-feet above a gallery floor, Oh not only created the noodles to suspend in air, but the meats, vegetables, and eggs all are hand-crafted and appear edible.
Juxtapoz // Friday, November 22, 2013
We've been featuring the work of Korean sculpture Do Ho Suh a lot on the site recently, the artist is busy! One of his most recent works, in addition to his show at Lehmann Maupin Gallery in Hong Kong, is titled "Home Within Home" and is on display at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, Korea.