A review of the Korean cultural year 2020

It would be an understatement to say that the cultural year 2020 has been markedly different from previous years. The pandemic has had a huge impact on the cultural scene, with most live events cancelled and event promoters falling back on the internet to provide us with our cultural fixes. Some of these attempts have […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Do Sungwook: Supernatural, at Pontone Gallery

A joint exhibition with Choi Soowhan. Do Sungwook: Supernatural 10 October – 3 November 2019 Pontone Gallery | 43 Cadogan Gardens | London SW3 2TB | pontonegallery.art Monday – Saturday 10-6pm | Sunday by appointment Korean artist Do Sungwook leads us into his mysterious woodland. Sunlight bursts through the canopy, glowing and incandescent. It articulates […]

Mari Kim: Immortal Beloved, at Pontone Gallery

Mari Kim returns to London in a joint exhibition with Cha Jongrye. Mari Kim: Immortal Beloved Pontone Gallery | 43 Cadogan Gardens | London SW3 2TB | pontonegallery.art 12 July – 4 August 2019 Monday – Saturday 10-6pm | Sunday by appointment Korean artist Mari Kim’s paintings are highly-stylised images of glamour and artifice. Her […]

Lee Jaehyo + Kim Bumsu @Pontone Gallery

A new artist for Pontone Gallery, alongside a well established one: Lee Jaehyo + Kim Bumsu 12 April – 5 May 2019 Pontone Gallery | 43 Cadogan Gardens | London SW3 2TB | +44 20 7730 8777 | pontonegallery.art Monday – Saturday 10-6pm | Sunday by appointment Kim Bumsu: Sacred Cinema Pontone Gallery is proud […]

Korean galleries at London Art Fair 2018

I’m not sure if I’m going to get the chance to go to the London Art Fair this year. But a scan of the website indicates the following galleries of interest. As usual, you’ll probably find Korean artists at one or two other stands as well. Gallery Location Artists Atelier Aki STAND G04 Kang Yehsine, […]

Korean Masters, at Pontone Gallery

Pontone Gallery announces its October group show: Korean Masters Pontone Gallery | 43 Cadogan Gardens | London SW3 2TB | www.pontonegallery.com 6 October – 29 October 2017 Opening reception Thursday 5 October | 6–8 pm Monday – Friday 10-6pm | Saturday 11-7pm | Sunday 11-6pm Bae Joonsung | Chun Kwang Young | Lee Jaehyo | […]