Our friends at Thinkspace in Culver City are pleased to present Melancholia, the gallery's first solo exhibition of paintings by Korean artist Kwon Kyung-yup. We have been noticing Kwon's work over the past few years, and she is part of a group of great young Korean artists that have made that countty one of the most exciting places in contemporary art. 

A graduate of Sejong University in Korea, where she completed an M.F.A, Kwon is currently based out of Seoul. Known for her pale ghostly paintings of delicately rendered figures, the artist uses the human body in her imagery as a vehicle for healing, mourning, and memory. Meditative in their starkness and otherworldly in their filmy delicacy, her figurative depictions are cathartic and emotional, suggesting both trauma and recovery, forgetting and remembering.