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Five Korean artists at the Embassy Tea Gallery

A brief group show by five Korean artists at the Embassy Tea Gallery in Union Street, Southwark. All five artists study Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design. Be the first to see their work before they finish their MA:

O, 감

6th – 11th August
Private View 8th August 6-9pm
Bo-hyung Lee | Jihee Heo | Jong-eun Lee | Sung-rim Park | Yunah Park
Embassy Tea Gallery | 195-205 Union Street | Southwark | London SE1 0LN
O Gam poster

“O-GAM” (오감) has various meanings in Korea. First of all, it directly translates as “the five senses”. The sound “O” is five or fifth, with “GAM” (감) not only meaning the physical senses but also sensitivity, or emotional sense. Like this, the use of “O-GAM” as the title for the exhibition has a range of meanings, or connotations. First meaning is not the five senses; but rather is closer in meaning to “the characters of five artists“. Simultaneously, it could be read as the abbreviation of “going and coming”. Here, it is not movement, but communication, making the translation of “O-GAM” is closer to meaning interchange of ideas or communication. The five artists in the show, all studying an MA Fine Art course at Chelsea College of Art and Design, have based their work within Korean culture, and wish to communicate aspects of this to people from other cultures and backgrounds. Furthermore, they hope to share their visual language with the audience, and communicate with them without the use of written language. This is their first time to try to convey their ideas in this way.

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