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A Taste of Korea – at Omer Tiroche Contemporary Art, from 22 May

Omer Tiroche’s new Mayfair gallery opened with its first exhibition in February this year. And for it’s second exhibition: a collection of established and emerging Korean artists:

A Taste of Korea

Omer Tiroche Contemporary Art | 21 Conduit Street | London W1S 2XP |
22nd May – 19th June 2015
Monday – Friday 10am – 2pm | 3pm – 6pm

Lee Horyon, Overlapping Image 080903, 2009
Lee Ho-ryon, Overlapping Image 080903, 2009, 130.2 by 160.2 cm

Omer Tiroche Contemporary Art is proud to present an exhibition of contemporary Korean art at its new Mayfair premises. This elegantly curated show brings together the fantastic and lyrical visions of established artists such as Bae Bien-U, Chun Kwang-young and Lee Ho-ryon, as well as newer talent such as Kwon Kyungyup, Do Jung-hee and Han In-gyu.

Having emerged alongside an extraordinary era of economic, cultural and social transformation, contemporary Korean art is characterised by a fusion of age old tradition and creative experimentation. The works presented here are no exception: a silicone woman laid on her tomb-like plinth breathes in, appearing to wither before your eyes; a hand transplanted into a forehead – as comically grotesque as an ear on a mouse – is rendered life like in black and red biro Spirograph scribbles; an intricate pencil drawing of Van Gogh decays into gnarled tree branches; painted strings reveal arms outstretched as though playing the harp, a shimmering optical vibration.

Surveying the relatively new and rapidly evolving world of Korean Contemporary art, this is an unmissable snapshot of some of the most diverse and compelling artists working today.

Preview: 22nd May, 7.30-10pm, 21 Conduit Street, London, W1S 2XP

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