Hakgojae Gallery is pleased to announce Kang Yo-bae Drawings: 1985-2014. This exhibition aims to show from Kang’s early works to recent works produced for thirty years. There will be 4 acrylic paintings and 53 drawings displayed in the exhibition space. By showing works from 1980s up to today, the exhibition will help the audiences to understand Kang’s artistic career.
Drawing is an independent genre that presents the artist’s thoughts and impressions in genuine and direct way, and its potential is well explored. Kang Yo-bae, who worked as an illustrator in 1980s, was able to establish his consciousness and artistic concept, through his drawings. Kang, born in Jeju Island, ended his life in Seoul and returned to Jeju. There, he sketched flowers and sceneries of the beach and field of Jeju, and was able to feel the island in full. Thus, drawing for Kang, is the foundation for his main concept—idea of Minjung and realism.
Kang Yo-bae’s drawings attempt to reveal the existence of subject without any lavish techniques, which leads the audiences to interpret not just the subject but to reach the inner meanings. This exhibition offers a chance to the audience to encounter Kang’s drawings that have restrained, and intense approach and his combination of intellect and emotion.