Hakgojae Gallery is pleased to announce , a group exhibition in which comprises of works by five Korean artists: Kyungmin Nam, Sangik Seo, Dongi Lee, Suejin Chung, and Kyoungtack Hong.
The exhibition title “Art of Painting” is derived from Vermeer’s artwork. Vermeer’s Art of Painting can be said to be the work that completes 17th Century, the Golden Age of painting. After the twentieth century, the end of painting has often been discussed, but has never occurred. And in the present twenty-first century, art that correlates to the most advanced science has been rapidly evolving. Then why do paintings continue to exist? This exhibition is comprised of painters who have persistently pursued their paths in painting. Given a simple question, the exhibition starts. “Why do you paint?” “What is the reason behind the lasting of paintings in the twenty first century?”
These five artists will exchange questions and answers regarding topics being ‘artists’ and ‘paintings.’ This exhibition is an opportunity to hear about their growths. There will be no arguments that try to fit into flamboyant discussions that often get brought up. Aside from Sangik Seo, remaining four artists were born in the late 60s, and have become veterans in the art world over 10 to 20 years. Artworks in this presentation prove that these works have been developing to a deeper level. Especially Dongi Lee presents his new abstract works, Suejin Chung with her long discussed ‘visual theory’ and works that explain it, and Kyoungtack Hong with his diversely formative paintings that project his dexterity. This exhibition surely will be the event to spot the well-known artists’ change and revolution.