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Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

The Korean Villages of Joung Young-ju

I’ve been really impressed by the atmosphere created by Joung Young-ju’s paintings. Villages densely populate hillsides and valleys and fickle lights evoke feelings of intimacy and warmth. Sunrise and sunset define a special time of the day which forms a connection between two separate moments: day and night. And, hence, it feels like an ethereal … [Read More]

Joung Young-ju debut at Pontone Gallery

A welcome piece of good news. Pontone Gallery is reopening on 15 June, and their first post lockdown exhibition features a debut for artist Joung Young-ju. Note that with the health and safety of visitors and staff in mind, the gallery will be allowing a maximum of 10 visitors at any one time. To guarantee … [Read More]

Park Jieun solo exhibition at Pontone Gallery

A new Korean artist in the Albemarle / Pontone roster: Introducing Park Jieun 23 January – 23 February 2020 | Monday – Saturday 10-6pm Albemarle Gallery at Pontone Gallery | 43 Cadogan Gardens | Sloane Square | London SW3 2TB Albemarle Gallery is delighted to present a collection of works by South Korean artist Park … [Read More]

Korean-focused galleries at Art 15

The third iteration of Art Fairs London is upon us, and while there are fewer of the big name galleries from Seoul coming this year there are still plenty of Korean artists who are new to London. A quick look at the art fair’s website indicates the following artists and galleries, and I’m sure there … [Read More]

Young Korean Painters at Albemarle Gallery from 5 September

Shine Artists present their annual Korean Collective exhibition at Albemarle Gallery from 5 September: Young Korean Painters Lee Jeong-woong | Im Chang-wook | Kim Chan-song Albemarle Gallery | 49 Albemarle Street | London W1S 4JR | www.albemarlegallery.com 5 – 27 September 2014 Monday-Friday 10-6 | Saturday 10-4 Lee Jeong-woong Lee Jeong-woong was born in Seoul, … [Read More]

A brief tour of the Korean galleries at Art 14

Korean artists and galleries put on a good show at Art14, and got plenty of attention from the press. Time Out spotted (they were hard to miss) Choi Jeong-hwa’s huge collection of colourful pieces which looked like giant hubble-bubbles, installed at Hong Kong’s Pearl Lam Galleries. Also recommended in the same article was 43 Inverness … [Read More]

Art14 London announces participating galleries

Art13 London, held at the beginning of March this year, was a feast of contemporary art which needed at least half a day to enjoy the Korean artists alone, forgetting about everything else. Looking forward to next year, Art14 has announced the participating galleries for the second incarnation of London’s latest art fair. Here are … [Read More]

2013 Korean Collective at Albemarle Gallery

The Albemarle Gallery continues its tradition of annual group shows by Korean artists. Nice to see some new and interesting names amongst the more established artists this year. Korean Collective 2013 5 September – 5 October 2013 Albemarle Gallery | 49 Albemarle Street | London W1S 4JR | Tel : 0207 499 1616 www.albemarlegallery.com | … [Read More]