Furniture Imitates Art

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 03, 2014
Furniture imitates art! Jinil Park, a South Korean designer, has created steel wire furniture that look like rough line sketches. "The key point of my work is the moments where the line is distorted," said Jinil Park. "They express the designer’s feeling, status, and emotion." 

PVC Pipe Sculptures by Kang Duck-Bong

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Korean artist Kang Duck-Bong creates these great and playful sculptures from PVC pipes. The works give a sense of motion, with multi-colors combining to create a unique blur effect.

Where's Seokmin Ko?

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 12, 2013
Seoul-based Korean artist Seokmin Ko's photographic series The Square evokes both a peaceful sense of being at one with the world around us and a feeling of being lost. Addressing ideas of normalcy and identity, the artist holds up a giant mirror to reflect his surroundings and camouflage himself from the viewer...

Paintings by Yong Sung Heo

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 22, 2013
We are enjoying the paintings of South Korean artist Yong Sung Heo this morning.

The Work of Kyung Sunghyun

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 22, 2013
We are enjoying these paintings by Kyung Sunghyun today. The Seoul, South Korea based artist says the capturing of the shaky image reveals the subject’s true emotional and psychological state.  

Paintings by Kim Shin Hye

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 18, 2013
This morning we take a look at the work of South Korean artist Kim Shin Hye (aka SSIN). SSIN is a graduate of Hong-lk University in Seoul and creates incredibly elaborate and detailed pieces often resembling maps and topography. Many of her paintings use gold pigment and Korean ink on Korean paper. We love the textures and patterns!

Sculptures by XooAng Choi

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 08, 2013
Born in Seoul, South Korea, Xooang Choi works in sculpture and isntallation, creating painted polymer clay figures that often literally illustrate metaphorical terms of abuse in Korean. Xooang received her MFA in Sculpture from the National University in Seoul.

Paintings by Hyon Gyon Park

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 20, 2013
We are really enjoying the work of South Korean artist Hyon Gyon Park this morning. Park had her first solo exhibition in the US at Shin Gallery in NYC this spring. We were lucky enough to catch some of her large-scale work in person at ArtMRKT in San Francisco this year and it is truly spectacular. 

Kimsooja's "To Breathe - A Mirror Woman"

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 31, 2013
South Korean-born artist Kimsooja has had a long, intense career full of installations, performances, photography, videos and site-specific project. This particular installation from 2006 is at the Palace de Cristal in Madrid. Exploiting the structure of the building while also leaving it intact, Kimsooja installed a mirror on the floor to multiply and unify the original architectural space. A translucent diffraction grating film also covers the glazed dome and wall of the crystal palace. Awesome.

Photographs by Myoung Ho Lee

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 24, 2013
We are enjoying Seoul-based photographer Myoung Ho Lee's series of color photographs, entitled Tree. Lee photographs solitary trees framed against white canvas backdrops in the middle of natural landscapes. Installing the large canvases took a production crew and heavy cranes and much of the support system was removed in post, creating the illusion that the backdrop is floating.
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