Lost & Found
12th - 18th October 2012, 12 – 6pm
Preview Thursday, 11th October 2012, 6 – 9pm
HANMI GALLERY is pleased to announce its 11th interim exhibition, Lost& Found, commissioned by three young emerging Korean artists. For the project, these up and coming artists will deliver their diverse artistic concepts to meet the mission that the gallery pursues.
Currently working towards its grand re-opening in summer 2013, the gallery focuses on introducing Korean and international artists by supportively committing to present their artworks. With operations in both London and Seoul, Hanmi Gallery aims to direct the vibrant contemporary art scene to international audiences.
The participating artists Hong Jung Pyo, Park Jinhee, and Shin Kiwoun will devote an artistic contribution to the allocated gallery.The individual work of each artist will separately occupy each one of the building’s three floors to deliver three diverse experiences at three different levels representing three unique identities.
Hong Jung Pyo ’s sculptures explore the dichotomy between artworks and articles in daily use. For this show, he creates three different formations such as fire extinguisher, chair, and jug. Moreover, his concern for ‘palaver’ effects on the artwork titled ‘ There is no reason’, which is self-reflection for contemporary art on the assumption that we meet the end of anera.He considers the meaning and the function of Art in our life. He received his BFA and MFA in Sculpture from Hongik University. He was awarded the grand prize at Joongang art prize in South Korea. Hong had Artist-in-residencyprogramme of Sam Sung Foundation’s Cité international des Arts in Paris, 2010-2011.
Park Jinhee’sphotography reflects the ‘trace of time’ through the portraits of the trees created with the combination ofbark images,taken by zooming in on a certain area, and editeda single tree surface from all directionsthat seems to be alike but are all dissimilar. Like the new vision of the cubists, this manner is used to condense the entire curved surface of a tree ona flat frame at first glance but it delivers several layers to the audience. He obtained his MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, London 2010 and completed BFA, MFA in Sculpture at Seoul National University of Arts, Seoul, South Korea. Recently, hehad exhibitions internationally in London, Taiwan, Hungary, and Norway and was awarded Bergen Atelierguppe art Camp in Bergen, Norway.
Shin Kiwoun’svideo installation makes inquiries about ‘ reality’ by projecting virtual image side by side surrounding our environment. In this show, he choosesthe stairs of Hanmi Gallery and disposes another stair image like his ‘ReaityTest_Doors’. It can give an extraordinary experience to visitors who do not expect another space in the Gallery. He has a MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, London 2010 and received BFA, MFA in Sculpture at Seoul National University of Arts, Seoul, South Korea. He was awarded New Contemporaries 2010 and has featured his video art including Esplanade in Singapore, ZKM in Germany, and Liverpool Biennale, UK.