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Near and Dear Objects New Horizon of Contemporary Korean Art


Near and Dear Objects New Horizon of Contemporary Korean Art 16 October – 16 November 2013 7 Adam Gallery restaurant

A/r/t/i/s/t/s Kim Jonak Kim ByungJin Kim ByungJOO Park ShinYoung Seol KyungChul Hwang HyunSeung Park SangNam

New Horizon of Contemporary Korean Art Art history has made a dramatic turn in the late 20th century. Artists have started to spill out experimental works using new medium. These experimental works held their value and meaning in their effort to overcome the logic of modernism. However, that was just a start of trial and error in the art world, one of the many efforts in seeking new possibilities in art. In order for the trend to stand as a style, it needs to gain the sympathy from the public, as was the case with previous art genres. It is in such context that 7Adam Gallery and Art On Gallery are jointly hosting an exhibition of seven artists in hope to open a new horizon for the public reference. Near and Dear Objects We have invited seven Korean artists currently in the limelight in the Korea and Singapore art scene. The recurring theme in the artworks of this exhibition features either a common product or scenery easily seen around us. Then what is it that makes them stand out in the flood of contemporary art? Their unique styles of expression catch viewer’s eyes despite their simple embedded stories. Attractive in themselves, yet don’t necessarily require the viewers to solve the puzzle or to overcome their intuition in order to grasp the artists’ intention, this series of work have opened a new horizon in popularizing contemporary Korean art. According to Russian literary critic Victor Skolovski, the function of an artist is to stimulate senses towards unfamiliarity as well as towards the beauty of the common. He says that the artist approaches common things in fresh new angle and lifts it up to a new dimension of senses or perception. Near and Dear Objects Exhibition brings together artists whose works seek to provide the audience with fresh new angles to the familiar by changing its forms and dressing it with unique colours. Taking things out of their ordinary context, these artworks challenge the preconception of the objects’ functionality and meaning; they reflect a mixture of the artists’ creative imagination and fantasy in their play with their near and dear objects.


Kim Jonak 김 종 학

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Revolt of painting•Steel 79×89×10cm 2013

Revolt of painting•Steel 73×67cm 2013


Kim ByungJin 김 병 진

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Melon-Love•Steel 40R×50cm 2013

Apple-Love•Steel 30×36cm 2013


Kim ByungJoo 김 병 주

Ambiguous wall•Steel 90×90cm each 2013

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Park ShinYoung 박 신 영

Ring of Chaos #01•Screen print on metal 90×90cm 2009

Pearl of the Orient #11•Screen print on metal 90×90cm 2013

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Seol KyungChul 설 경 철

12 13 Arirang (Korean Spring) 1306•Acrylic, Korean paper, Pannel 88.2×60.6cm 2013


Hwang HyunSeung 황 현 승

Still-Life•oil on canvas 100×30cm 2012

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Park SangNam 박 상 남

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Walk, Get, Divide•Mixed media on canvas 60×91cm 2012

Walk, Get, Divide•Mixed media on canvas 60×91cm 2012


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Education B.F.A. Department of Painting, Seoul National University, Korea M.A. Art Education, Seoul National University, Korea Collection National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea Sung-Kok Museum, Seoul, Korea Leeum Museum, Seoul, Korea Han-Sol Foundation, Seoul, Korea Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea Museum of Won-Kwang University, Ik-San, Korea Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea Tower Palace, Seoul, Korea Dae-Jun Metropolitan Museum, Dae-Jun, Korea Awards 2011 Lee Joong-Sub Award 1997 Total Grand- Prize (The 5th Total Grand-Prix) 1984 Superior Prize (The 3th and 4th Dong-A Fine Art Festival) 1982 Superior Prize (The 3th and 4th Dong-A Fine Art Festival) Present Prof. at Department of Fine Art, Sejong University, Seoul Solo Exhibitions 2011 Chosunilbo Gallery, Seoul 2009 Gana Art Center, Seoul 2003 Song Mee Ryung Gallery, Seoul 2002 Total Museum of Contemporary Art, seoul 2000 Gallery Ihn, Seoul 1998 Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo, JAPAN 1997 Window Gallery (Hyundai Gallery), Seoul 1996 Yhe Gallery, Seoul 1995 Front- D.M.Z , In Gallery, Seoul 1994 Seoul Arts Center, Seoul 1983 Art Center, Seoul Group Exhibitions 2013 – 1986 More than 20 times selected for group exhibitions


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Kim ByungJin Education M.F.A. Suwon University, Major in sculpture, Suwon, Korea B.F.A. Suwon University, Major in sculpture, Suwon, Korea Museum Collections & Sculpture Park Collections 2012 Pohang Museum of Steel Art, Pohang, Korea 2011 Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Gyeonggi, Korea 2011 Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art, Gyeonggi, Korea 2010 Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea 2008 National Museum of Contemporary Art, Kwachon, Korea 2005 the Sculpture Park in Gangwon Land, Gangwon-do, Korea 2005 the Sculpture Park located in the Naerin stream in Inje, Gangwon-do, Korea 2001 the Sculpture Park of the World Ceramic Exposition, Gyeonggi-do, Korea Selected Collections (Public art) 2013 Federation of Korean Industries, Seoul, Korea 2013 Esquire, Seoul, Korea 2013 The first prime, Gyeonggi-do, Korea 2013 Y-haus Gyeonggi-do, Korea 2012 IFC Seoul Mall, Seoul, Korea 2012 Conrad Hotel, Seoul, Korea 2012 Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Hong Kong More than 20 times selected for public collections Awards 2007 Excellent Award, Hyundai Art Contest, Korea. 2007 Excellent Award, the Exhibition for Expressing One’s Opinion of the Korean coming Artists, Korea 2006 Excellent Award, The 1st POSCO Steel Art Award, Korea. 2004 Special selection, Donga Art Contest, Korea. Residency 2011 Youngeun Space Project: Fragmented Space, Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art, Gyeonggi 2009 Seoul Foundation for Arts Solo Exhibitions 2013 – 2008 7 times selected for solo exhibitions

Kim ByungJoo Education B.F.A. Department of sculpture, Hongik University, Seoul, Korea M.F.A. Department of sculpture, Hongik University, Seoul, Korea Collection Seoul Museum of Art Pohang Museum of steel Art Imperial palace Hotel Awards and Residency 2009 ‘NArT 2009’ New Artist Trend, Seoul Foundation for Art & Culture 2008-2009 Nanji Art Studio 3rd Artist, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea 2008 Art Council Korea 2007 POSCO Steel Art Award Solo Exhibitions 2013 From the spot, TV12 Gallery, Seoul, Korea 2012 Twofold Line, Salon de H, Seoul, Korea 2010 Enumerated Void, Noam gallery, Seoul, Korea 2009 Ambiguous wall, Kunstraum, Seoul, Korea Group Exhibitions 2013 Variations on Canon, Coohaus art, New York, USA 2013 Four Multiplicities, Emoa space, New York, USA 2013 BIRTH, Yangpyeong art museum 2013 2013 Pyo project, Pyo Gallery south, Seoul, Korea 2013 SPACE-SCAPE, Lotte Gallery, Ilsan, Korea 2012 Artistic Period, Gallery Iteralia, Seoul, Korea 2012 Counterattack Of Mimesis, Adamas 253 Gallery, Paju, Korea 2012 Un lieu de la memoire, BJN Gallery - Seoul, Korea 2012 Untitled 2, Choi jung ah Gallery - Seoul, Korea 2012 The blue wind, Gallery Jinsun - Seoul, Korea 2012 The art of display, Eugean Gallery - Seoul, Korea


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Seol KyungChul Education B.F.A. ChungAng University Dept. of Fine Art M.A. InChun Univ. Graduate School of Art Education M.F.A. New York Institute of Technology Graduate School of Communication Art

Park ShinYoung Education B.F.A. Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, New Zealand M.F.A. Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, New Zealand Collection 2012 The Residence of the Korean ambassador to Singapore, Singapore 2010 The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore 2008 Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Singapore 2002 The James Wallace Arts Trust J Awards / Residency Program 2012 Asia Pacific Artists Fellowship Program, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea 2009 Most Outstanding Emerging Artist (New Finds), Art Singapore 2009, Singapore 2005 Iris Fisher Art Award (Best Contemporary Work Award Winner), Te tuhi Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand Solo Exhibitions 2012 Label Me, Space 15th, Seoul, Korea 2005 Contemporary, Artspost, Hamilton 2004 Blind Nation, Corban Estate Arts Centre, Auckland 2004 ing, The Edge, Aotea Centre, Auckland 2003 The Year of the Goat, Northart Gallery, Auckland 2001 The Year of the Snake, Northart Gallery, Auckland Group Exhibitions 2013 Panoramic Imprint, Singapore Printmaking Society, The Substation, Singapore 2013 22nd Annual Wallace Art Awards 2013, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, Auckland, New Zealand 2012 The Sovereign Asian Art Prize (20 Singapore finalist), Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 2012 R.E.D. (Reality Equals Dream), ION Art Gallery, Singapore 2012 Yeosu International Art Festival, GS Caltex Yeul Maru, Yeosu, Korea 2012 UNIFEM S.N.O.W 2012 Gala Benefit, Capella, Singapore 2012 Trace Back, Chang Dong Art Studio, Seoul, Korea

Awards 1993 The 30th MokWooHwe Grand Art Competition, Grand-prix, National Art Museum 1992 The 21th GuSangJeon Grand Art Competition, Bronze-Mxdal Prize 1991 10th Korea Grand Art Competition, Special Prize, National Art Museum 1981 4th JungAng Contemporary Art Competition, Special Prize, National Art Museum 1980 HanKuk Daily Contemporary Art Competition, National Art Museum Present Seoul Fine Art Association Vice President Kukga BoHoon Fine Art Association Vice President KAMA YoungNam Director Professor at Kosin University Solo Exhibitions 2012 Invitational Solo Exhibition, VIT Gallery, Seoul 2012 Invitational Solo Exhibition, Gallery Bom, Busan 2012 Invitational Solo Exhibition PyeongTaek Lake Art Center 2011 Invitational Solo Exhibition, Harbour Gallery, Busan 2011 Korea Contemporary Art Fair Invitational Solo Exhibition, Seoul Art Center 2010 Korea Contemporary Art Fair Invitational Solo Exhibition, Seoul Art Center 2010 Seol,Kyung-Chul Invitational Solo Exhibition, Busan KBS Gallery, Busan 2009 Korea Contemporary Art Fair Invitational Solo Exhibition, Seoul Art Center 2008 Gallerie Bhak, Seoul 2008 Korea Contemporary Art Fair Invitational Solo Exhibition, Seoul Art Center 2007 Gallerie Bhak, Seoul 2007 Korea Contemporary Art Fair Invitational Solo Exhibition, Seoul Art Center Group Exhibitions 2012 – 2005 More than 10 times selected for group exhibitions


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Park SangNam

Hwang HyunSeung Education B.F.A. Sangmyung University, Seoul, Korea Art Fairs 2012 KIAF Art Fair, Seoul, Korea 2011 KIAF Art Fair, Seoul, Korea 2011 29th Korea Galleries Art Fair, COEX, Seoul, Korea 2010 Art Auction Show, Gana Art Center & Seoul Auction, Seoul, Korea 2010 Art Singapore, Singapore 2010 KIAF Art Fair, Seoul, Korea 2010 Now Asian Artist, Busan Biennale, Busan, Korea 2010 Daegu Art Fair, EXCO, Daegu, Korea 2010 5th Seoul Open Art Fair, COEX, Hall B, Seoul, Korea 2010 28th Korea Galleries Art Fair, Bexco, Busan, Korea 2008 ACAF, New York, USA 2008 Singapore Art Fair, Singapore 2008 KIAF Art Fair, Seoul, Korea 2008 Beijing Art Fair, Beijing, China 2007 Singapore Art Fair, Singapore Solo Exhibitions 2012 Still-Life - Yee Mock Gallery 2010 Sweet - Prior’s Gallery, Seoul, Korea 2008 Sweet - Singapore Art Seasons Gallery, Singapore 2007 Still-Life - Haitai Gallery, Seoul, Korea Group Exhibitions 2011 Hope & Love Wave - NOAM Gallery, Seoul, Korea 2011 Color x Art x Play x 3 - Oulim art museum 2011 POPing Day - POP Art Factory Gallery 2010 A Delicious Picture - Lotte Gallery 2010 Brand New: Best of Breed - Gallery Won 2010 The more, the better; Sun Gallery 33rd Anniversary Exhibition - Sun Gallery

Education B.F.A. Department of Painting, Han Sung University, Seoul, Korea Graduated from Versailles Beaux-Arts, France Awards 2010 Prize of cultural artist, The Federation of Korean Cultural Center 1992 “11th Vitra”, Vitra Museum of Art, Vitra, France 1987 “Seoul Art Festival (Special prize and prize of new artist), Seoul Gallery, Korea Solo Exhibitions 2012 Vit Gallery, Seoul, Korea 2011 Space inno, Seoul, Korea 2010 Vit Gallery, Seoul, Korea 2007 UNC Gallery, Seoul, Korea 2007 Art Seoul, Han Ga Ram Art center, Seoul, Korea 2005 Ga San Gallery, Seoul, Korea 2004 Lee Muk Gallery, Seoul, Korea 2002 Lee Muk Gallery, Seoul, Korea 2002 Kim Jae Sun Gallery, Busan, Korea 2002 Lotte Gallery, Ilsan, Korea 2000 Lee Muk Gallery, Seoul, Korea 1999 Zenovia Gallery, Warzawa, Poland 1998 Gallery Choi, Seoul, Korea 1994 Tenri Gallery, Paris, France Group Exhibitions 2012 Time difference, Gallery de Seoul, Seoul, Korea 2011 Time difference, Ami Art Museum, Dangjin, Korea 2010 Time difference, Cerestar Gallery, Seoul, Korea 2009 Time difference, Gallery Iang, Seoul, Korea 2008 Time difference, Art Gallery Dung Duk, Seoul, Korea 2007 Time difference, Ieung Gallery, Seoul, Korea 2006 Time difference, Gallery HanKooki, Seoul, Korea 2005 Korea Art Festival, Se Jung Art Center, Seoul, Korea 2004 Beautiful town, Jeju, Korea 2000 3.24 New Millennium, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea 1998 Five people’s Drawing, Gallery Choi, Seoul, Korea 1997-92 11th Vitra, Vitra Museum of Art, Vitra, France


, A Specialist in Contemporary Korean Art Art On Gallery is a Singapore based art consultancy that specializes in Korean contemporary art and craft. The gallery provides total art consulting service from art selection to installation and after service management. Our mission at Art On Gallery is to discover and nurture young and talented artists from Korea and introduce them to Singapore’s local art scene through its regular exhibitions of progressive themes. As well as discovering young artists, the gallery also represents some of the most renowned veteran Korean artists whose works are sought after by collectors all over the world. Art On Gallery is also actively engaged in endeavors to make fine art as part of everyday living space. www.artondeco.com

7Adam is a unique concept integrating an art gallery with a chic and modern restaurant serving European food with a twist of Asian fusion. Housed in a black and white bungalow, the ambience is tinged with old world grandeur and oozes intimate charm and elegance at the same time. Specializing in contemporary paintings and sculptures, the works of art can be found throughout the gallery-restaurant and its dedicated alfresco area. The gallery’s objective is to promote strong local and regional artists and help art collectors with planning their art selection and collection. In addition to the solo exhibitions for both established and up-and-coming artists from Singapore and in the region including Eng Tay, Kumari Nahappan, Ling Yang Chang, Sujak Rahman, Zhu Hong, Deusa Blumke and Dawn Kwan, 7Adam has also held various group exhibitions and art talks by local and regional artists. The gallery has also secured various commissioning of public art projects in Singapore. www.7adam.com


Near and Dear Objects New Horizon of Contemporary Korean Art 16 October – 16 November 2013 7 Adam Gallery restaurant No 7 Adam Park, Singapore 289926 Opening of the Exhibition. 6:30pm 16 Oct. 2013 Opening Hours. 11 am – 8 pm Presented by 7 Adam Gallery Restaurant and Art On Gallery

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