Impossible landscapes: two exhibitions by Lim Taek and Lee Sea-hyun

Recently in London we’ve seen two seemingly very different responses to traditional Korean and Chinese landscape painting. In March we had Lim Taek (임택) at I-MYU; just finished at Union we had Lee Sea-hyun (이세현). Both artists portray the familiar mountains, the occasional ancient pavilion dotting the landscape. But Lim’s mountains are simple blocks of […]

Union Gallery launches Sea Hyun Lee catalogue

The Union Gallery behind Tate Modern has been showing Sea Hyun Lee’s vivid red landscapes since last month. Katie Kitamura has been beavering away on a catalogue for the exhibition. That’s now ready, giving an opportunity for a mid-show celebration: the catalogue will be launched at an evening event on 26 June, 6:00-9:00pm. The Union’s […]

4482: The Open Studio

The very first group show of London based Korean artists under the banner of 4482: The open studio 28 June – 30 June 2012 King’s Park Studio | 152-178 Kingston Road | New Malden | Kingston Upon Thames KT3 3ST Chanhyo Bae | Chongwoon Choi | Han Jiseok | Hong Jung Ouk | Jin Kim […]

Korean art: Unstoppable forces and immovable objects

Still Dynamics: The Korean Contemporary Art Show The Jerwood Space, 14-20 December Review by Beccy Kennedy The serene setting of the Jerwood Space provides the perfect offset for the vivid works of eleven Korean artists. With the exception of Kira Kim’s light installation, I Love U, and Sangjun Roh’s miniature, cardboard people, the works are […]