Revel in the beauty of Korea’s natural backdrop and ponder the embodied philosophies expressed through the distinctively diverse brushstrokes of three renowned Korean artists
The Artistic Interpretation of Korea’s Natural Splendor: Contemporary Sansuhwa at Pearl Lam Galleries
As one of the preeminent genres of traditional fine arts in Korea, landscape painting embodies the beauty of Korea’s mountainous landscape as well as the cultural traditions and philosophies inspired by the nature.
Contemporary Sansuhwa features a group exhibition introducing modern Korean landscape painting and showcasing works by three prominent Korean artists including Lee Sea Hyun, Moon Beom and Whang Inkie.
The exhibition is presented by Pearl Lam Galleries and curated by Switzerland-based art advisor Miki Wick-Kim.
With works that represent contemporary landscape painting from very diverse points of view, the art pieces in this exhibition embrace new inspirations, themes and processes offered by these artists:
Exemplified by Monochrome art of the 1970s, Moon Beom’s artworks are an abstract and bleak expression of the natural world. Drawing inspirations from mountains, waterfalls, clouds and foliage, his pieces indeed reflect philosophical concepts more than representational elements.
Lee Sea Hyun
Audacious yet meticulous, Lee Sea Hyun’s red-on-white artworks are a collision of his memories of a now disappearing natural world with a critical reflection on Korea’s modern sociopolitical panorama. Lee’s fragmented landscapes weave together historical references, trauma and the conflicts present within a rapidly modernised South Korea.
Taking center stage in Whang Inkie’s creations is materiality, in which he constructs works merging Eastern tradition with contemporary technology.
Paying tribute to canonical Korean and Chinese landscape paintings by classical painters, his dazzling and semi-abstract works reflect the blend of deep-rooted traditions, hypermodernity and individual experimentation faced by many modern Korean artists.
Contemporary Sansuhwa Group Exhibition
Date: January 15 to March 1
Time: Monday – Saturday, 10:00am – 7:00pm
Venue: Pearl Lam Galleries, 6/F, Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central