Hyojin Park in Skipwiths inaugural show

If you went to the London Art Fair this year and visited the Skipwiths / CAIS stall, you will have noticed that the photographic prints of Hyojin Park were getting a lot of attention. Park now features in the gallery’s inaugural group show, runs until 14 March.

Reconstructed Minds

February 12th – March 14th
Skipwiths
2nd fl | 17 Clifford Street | London W1S 3RQ | +44 (0)20 3239 9883 | skipwiths.com
Thursday – Friday, 11am – 5pm | Saturday 11am – 2pm and by appointment.

Hyojin Park: Fall of Empire 1, Pigment print (courtesy of the gallery and artist)
Hyojin Park: Fall of Empire 1, Pigment print (courtesy of the gallery and artist)

Skipwiths is delighted to announce their first group show, ‘Reconstructed Minds’ at their new gallery in Mayfair, London.

The show features young artists such as Richard Moon, Gorka Mohamed and Hyojin Park alongside their influences: ancient art, Louise Bourgeois and Francis Bacon.

The greatest of all Modernist artists, Pablo Picasso as well as his contemporaries were at one time heavily impressed by African tribal art. The trend of influences between different generations of artists comes and goes with time, but most intelligent artists try to configure their concepts into new forms. The theory and practice of ‘Deconstruction’ of visual art has played a major role in influencing works created in the latter half of the 20th century.

The younger artists featured in this group show, have shown great examples of ‘Reconstruction’ of historical references, current issues and personal visual experiences in their works. Louise Bourgeois’ poetic sculpture from her ‘Topiary’ series is a rare gem from her later years. It is coyly juxtaposed with ancient heads and adjacent to Hyojin Park’s ‘Paradise Lost’ from her ‘Spiritual Garden’ series and Richard Moon’s ‘debutante’, which have distinctive body figures with exaggerated and imaginative heads. Gorka Mohamed’s ‘Madness of coherence’ is a classical representation of visualized conceptual combination. His works are heavily influenced by great artists such as Velasquez, Picasso, Francis Bacon, and George Condo.

We believe that the viewer can explore mysteries of hidden meanings and elements in the midst of the eclectic mixtures within the art works exhibited here.

The Artists

Richard Moon (b.1971) is a graduate of The Royal Academy, London. His works are included in the Saatchi collection, London; the Javier Baz collection, Denver; the Roger Taylor collection, London; the Paul and Alison Myners Collection, London.

Gorka Mohamed (b.1978) has an MA from Goldsmiths College, London. He has been recently included in 100 Painters of Tomorrow, published by Thames & Hudston in 2014. He is notably included in the Bank Caja Madrid collection; Coca–‐Cola Foundation. Madrid, Spain; as well as numerous institutional collections.

Hyojin Park (b.1974) has an MA from Goldsmiths College, London. She is included in the Stoutzker collection, London.

The Gallery

Founded by a former art consultant and independent curator, Heejin No and former artificial intelligent computer programmer, who was born into an art dynasty, Grey Skipwith. The gallery introduces established Asian artists such as Kwang Young Chun and Xing Danwen into the Western art market as well as working with European based younger artists who have the potential and high standards required to stand the test of time and trends.

(automatically generated) Read LKL’s review of this event here.

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