London Korean Links

Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

Korean Artists at StART Art Fair 2022

Stars of K-drama, K-Pop and K-movies show their artistic side at StART art fair, London Now in its 9th year, StART art fair has become known for bringing the work of lesser-known artistic communities to an art collecting public. Held annually at London’s iconic Saatchi Gallery, StART fills all three floors of the gallery with … [Read More]

Jeong Woojae: Afterglow, at Albemarle Gallery

Korean artist Jeong Woojae invites us to experience a surreal situation, where a young girl’s constant companion is a tropical fish. She goes about her everyday life against a backdrop of park, suburb and street accompanied by various sumptuous and over-scaled specimens, which seem perfectly at home in an alien environment. They float, guide and … [Read More]

Silent Mind: an exhibition by Lloyd Choi Gallery

An exhibition for London Design Festival 2022, running as alongside the V+A’s Korean exhibition ‘K-Wave’ (September 2022 – June 2023). The included works consider the meditative aesthetic of Korean craftsmanship, exploring how this can help us all find tranquility and consolation in turbulent times. The exhibition title reflects the calm and mindful status of the maker-artists, whose … [Read More]

Normal Life: Heesoo Kim solo show at Unit London

Heesoo Kim’s first solo exhibition with Unit London explores our shared contemporary experience through portraiture. In what the artist defines as an “expression of the mundane”, Normal Life is an accumulation of everyday observations. Surrounded by a society that constantly grapples for recognition and success, Kim’s body of work subtly engages with the mild sense of insecurity … [Read More]

Expanding Horizons: Contemporary Glass from South Korea, Japan, China and Taiwan (in Stourbridge)

Expanding Horizons is an invitational exhibition by 34 artists from Korea, Japan, China and Taiwan. The Festival Committee spent over two years researching artists and seleected work we considered to have technical excellence and creative expression across a range of different glass techniques. Artists were invited to submit one large or three smaller pieces to … [Read More]

Exhibition: Hallyu! The Korean Wave – at the V+A

From K-Pop costumes to K-drama props and posters, alongside photography, sculpture, fashion, video and pop culture ephemera, the exhibition invites visitors to delve into the phenomenon known as ‘hallyu’ – meaning ‘Korean Wave’. Hallyu rose to prominence in the late 1990s, rippling across Asia before reaching all corners of the world and challenging the currents … [Read More]

Joy Kim: Guerrilla, at Union Gallery

UNION Gallery is pleased to present Joy Kim’s Guerrilla solo exhibition. Kim takes us on a journey of his own personal narrative guiding us, the viewer, through his movements in daily life and travels. With an expressive multi-media and technique practice Kim’s work challenges the very traditional movements and techniques of institutional Modern and Contemporary … [Read More]

JeeYoung Lee: Maiden Voyage, at Now Gallery

For NOW Gallery’s 2022 Art Commission Korean artist JeeYoung Lee has created an environment inspired by memories, dreams, emotions, and her personal experience. The artist reinterprets her psychological landscape and thoughts into this environment. This is a space where JeeYoung reminisces about the past and imagines the future through themes of travel and nature. It … [Read More]

Choi Soowhan: A Positive Absence, at Pontone Gallery

Pontone Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of new work by critically-acclaimed Korean artist, Choi Soowhan. He makes lightboxes depicting mysterious, atmospheric landscapes and flower arrangements. These refined structures are meticulously crafted from layers of black laminate. A multitude of finely drilled holes define the image, which is backlit by LED lighting. The pictures … [Read More]

Hanji: Paper Compositions, at the KCC

The Korean Cultural Centre, UK presents Hanji: Paper Compositions, an exhibition that explores the possibilities of traditional Korean paper, or hanji. The exhibition approaches hanji as a versatile material, and features the work of over 20 internationally recognised and emerging artists whose mastering of various hanji techniques allows them to push the boundaries of making … [Read More]