KIM, SUN-SOO | calm of the soul), oil on canvas, 37 x 20cm
(TENAFLY, NJ) -- acc gallery presents sense n sensibility, an invitational exhibition, from July 15 through August 31, 2023. The exhibition includes works by Park Hang-Ryul, Kim In-OK, Kim Kang Yong, Sun Jong-Hoon, Chung Sookyung, Kim Sunsoo, and Kim Young-Hun. The exhibit was curated by Hobong Kim.
"As a curator, I have known these artists in Korea for a long time, and I sympathize with and support what they are aiming for. When I look at their works, I feel the depth of their different styles and emotions. Every time I see the result of in-depth sophistication, unique interpretation, and high-level technique, I feel joy. Consisting of 7 full-time artists, this sense n sensibility exhibition is a special exhibition centered on so-called hot artists in Korea. I hope you can quietly contemplate and feel their works overflowing with life and living passion, and I am happy to be able to showcase them here." -- Hobong Kim
Park, Hang-Ryul | Late spring, 2023
Park Hang-Ryul is a Korean artist famous for his paintings and poems. He graduated from Seoul National University in 1974 and received master degree in Painting in Hongik University, Afterwards, he worked as a professor at the Department of Painting at Sejong University.
He held over 31 solo exhibitions and participated in more than 100 group exhibitions around the world including Korea, the United States, Japan, Belgium, England and many other countries. He is known for a portrait drawn in profile with a bird and flowers.
He was inspired by Korean traditional motives and drew a girl wearing Hanbok (Korean traditional clothing). Since then, he has drawn many different paintings with a girl wearing Hanbok especially in a rainbow-colored one.
Kim, Kang Yong | Reality + image 2201 - 2081, Mixed media, 2022 20x26
Kim Kang-Yong graduated Hong Ik Univ. and Hong Ik Graduate school, formal professor of Hong Ik Graduate school. He is a Korean Asian Modern & Contemporary painter who was born in 1950, conveyed the realities of life in Korea on canvas in a hyperrealist manner in the 1970s. His longtime subject matter, bricks, has now become the artist’s trademark.
KIM’s bricks, presented in a neutral and mechanical representation of real bricks, can be considered as Korean reinterpretation of Hyperrealism. KIM’s paintings are so distinctive that they paintings are clearly distinguished from traditional figurative art as well as American Hyperrealism, which the artist was influenced by. Thus, what characterizes his work is not hyperrealist technique – it is simulacre, whereby an image becomes independent from the original, turns far more real than the original itself and functions as its own reality eventually.KIM’s hyper-realistic work, an unprecedented innovation, renders far beyond ‘representation.’ They pose fundamental questions about an ‘image’ and a ‘painting’ hence the artist encourages the viewers to contemplate. Ultimately, the artist delivers a far-reaching question: where is the truth and justice in this era in which history, reality and even the future have been rendered as simulacre? This is why we are so drawn to KIM Kang Yong’s bricks, which may seem like a harsh cold-hearted truth at first glance, as they reclaim sympathy and compassion.
His works are owned by art museums, public institutions, and the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, and can be seen at famous auction houses such as Christie's and Sotheby's.
Kim, Young-Hun | Electronic Nostalgia, oil on Linen, 2022
Kim Young-Hun is currently based between New York City and Seoul. He obtained B.F.A. in painting from Hongik University and holds two M.F.A. from Chelsea College of Art and Design and Goldsmiths College in London.
Living through the transition between the analog and digital generations, Kim is passionate about observing and deciphering the unknown between the 1 and 0 binary codes.
His works demonstrate a traditional Korean painting technique called Hyuk-pil (革筆), in which the painter mixes various colors and paints with rapid strokes using a leather brush. The multi-colored stripes that seem to flow like ink are made by one continuous brush stroke across the canvas, with the oil colors melting together and permeating into the canvas.
Kim has exhibited extensively internationally, with over 15 solo and 70 group exhibitions. His paintings are in several prestigious public and corporate collections, including Bank of America, The Arts Club, and numerous museums.
Sun Jong-Hoon | Spring day 53×33.4㎝ oil, acrylic on canvas 2023
"The topic of artist Jong-Hoon Sun's art is 'Beauty.' Sun's view on the relationship between 'reason in beauty,' and the 'eternity in life' can be seen through his poem 'Gwangye–Isangdongmong'. (Relationship–being different places but dreaming the same dream). In the end Sun views the relationship as an entire 'being.' Everything which has live has reason and dreams the same dreams. Also the beings come across each other, emptying, but at the same time filling themselves as well.”
Sun Jong-Hoon is a Korean artist. He graduated from Seoul National University in 1984. Through numerous group exhibitions, he has presented many works with beauty as a topic, and is active as a member of the Seoul Catholic Artist Association.
Kim In OK
Artist Kim In-ok graduated from BFA and MFA at Hongik University,Korea.. Since then, she had 25 solo exhibitions and participated numerous group exhibitions. Her works are in the collections of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Korean Embassy in China, Yongin Folk Village Museum of Art, Yangpyeong Museum of Art, Cheongsong Museum of Art, Daewoong Pharmaceutical, and Fursys headquarters.
The scenery in the artist's works represents the hometown of everyone's heart. Through the warmth of Korean paper and the warmth of coloring, the artist reminds us of the memories of the hometown that we have forgotten in a difficult reality, and conveys warm comfort like a spring breeze. Talk about new hope. ‘Waiting’ full of innocence, and ‘The Road to Hangeumri’ with beautiful street trees seen through the window are all her landscapes.
Chung Soo-Kyung | Something, Acrylic on canvas, 2023
She is a painter, graduated from Hong Ik University 1993 BFA, and MFA, Hong Ik University, Seoul, Korea.
“I think there are more relative cases than absolute ones in the world. Dripping is a work that is accompanied by coincidence and inevitability, and it shines more when you understand and accept the relative nature of the action and the result.The fact that intentions cannot make everything is the biggest attraction and challenge of dripping.Through my work, I am making vessels that contain certain points of life and feelings. I hope that it will become a vessel that can contain the hearts of those who see the work.”
KIM, SUN-SOO | calm of the soul), oil on canvas, 37 x 20cm
Graduate school of Hong-ik Univ(M.F.A). College of fine Art, Hong-ik Univ. Painting Major(B.F.A)
"I draw memories. Of course, memory is structurally different, although it may come from real-life experiences. Experiences and memories are often thought to be the same, but people only remember the most impressive aspects of the experience. People who had the same experience at the same site talk about each of them in their memories by emphasizing the specific areas such as the scene, color, atmosphere, and sound that impressed them the most. Memory is not reality but emotion."
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