Arario Gallery Seoul, Korea
Friday, November 8, 2013–Sunday, December 29, 2013
Hyung Koo Kang: Engrave
Period | 2013. 11. 8(FRI) - 12. 29(SUN)
Venue | ARARIO GALLERY Seoul
Time | 11:00-19:00 (Closed on Monday)
Opening Reception | 8th November 2013, 6 pm
Arario Gallery hosts the solo exhibition of Kang Hyung Ku (b. 1954~), entitled "Engrave” from November 8th to December 20th, 2013. This exhibition is the first solo exhibition since the large-scale retrospective exhibition at Singapore’s Contemporary Art Museum, taking place in Seoul. Exhibited works comprise 13 new pieces and 20 drawings.
Hyung Koo Kang has been known as a portrait artist using photorealistic techniques. But in this exhibition, he is attempting to capture the spirit or essence of the age, engraved in the faces of specific characters in the portraits under the overarching theme of “Engrave.” As the artist himself had noted, that he “intends to represent the social atmosphere of the time through the genre of portraits,” the exhibition consists of various portraits that range from East to West, and past to present. Especially, “The Portrait of Yoon Du-seo,” which is a reinterpretation of the self-portrait of artist Yun Du-seo from the Joseon period, is the key piece in this exhibition that vividly expresses Kang’s artistic vision.