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Park Seo-Bo returns to White Cube

Timed perfectly to celebrate the easing of the lockdown, White Cube welcome Park Seo-Bo for his third solo show at the gallery. This time his work is displayed in their Bermondsey space.

The exhibition features works from the 1970s to the present, and also (not for sale) two colourful geometric abstraction pieces from 1968, pre-Dansaekhwa.

For those unable to make it to town (where you have to pre-book) the exhibition can be viewed online.

Park Seo-Bo

17 March – 1 May 2021
White Cube Bermondsey | 144 – 152 Bermondsey Street | London SE1 3TQ |
The exhibition will open to the public on Tuesday 13 April. Booking is required before you visit. Advance tickets can be booked HERE.

Park Seo-Bo at White Cube Bermondsey
Installation view courtesy the gallery

White Cube is pleased to present a major exhibition of works by Park Seo-Bo. Born in 1931 in Yecheon, Gyeongbuk, Park was part of a generation that spent its childhood under Japanese occupation and came to adulthood in the turmoil and deprivations of the Korean War (1950–53). First enrolled as a student of oriental painting at Hongik University in Seoul, after the interruption of war Park resumed his studies in the department of Western painting, then pursuing his interest in Art Informel during a stay in Paris in 1961. Following his return home, Park played a critical role in reshaping the post-war Korean art world as an educator, agitator and organiser. He went on to develop a practice rooted in a spiritual methodology, drawing on Confucian, Taoist and Buddhist philosophy as well as the Korean tradition of calligraphy, and is recognised internationally as the father of the ‘Dansaekhwa’ movement.

Read more on the gallery’s website

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