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Suh Jeong Min

THE W ORD OF PRAYER September 15 - October 15, 2016


Published by JanKossen Ltd www.jankossen.com 3rd edition © July 2016 All rights served Printed in USA


New York, NY... JanKossen Contemporary is pleased to present "The W ord of Prayer," the gallery's third solo exhibition featuring works by Korean artist Suh Jeong Min. Suh's work presents a rich and traditional subject matter with sleek geometric designs and flowing rhythmic patterns. His process begins by collecting handmade Hanji paper from Buddhist temples and traditional calligraphists' studios; the latter a source of discarded works and sketches, and the former a home of prayers that were written and deposited. After collecting the paper, Suh glues and rolls the Hanji and carefully mounts hundreds of rolls on a handmade wooden board and frame. By bearing evidence to the ink applied by past owners, the paper exists in two worlds; they pay homage to their previous life as prayers and calligraphy--orienting viewers to Suh's cultural background, while simultaneously telling the stories that Suh positions them to tell. Suh Jeong Min's subject matter ranges from spirituality to depictions of Korean architecture and ephemeral sensations. In all that they depict, the content of the work is rooted in a cultural and religious framework which reflects the contemporary thinker's reverence for the past. This will be Suh's first solo show in the USA. The artist lives and works in Seoul, Korea.


Linesof Travel 41, 2015 Hanji Paper on W ooden Board 39.4 x 39.4 in (100 x 100 cm)


Linesof Travel 31, 2015 Hanji Paper on W ooden Board 43.3 x 43.3 in. (110 x 110 cm)


Linesof Travel 33, 2015 Hanji Paper on W ooden Board 47.2 x 47.2 in. (120 x 120 cm)


Linesof Travel 35, 2015 Hanji Paper on W ooden Board 55.1 x 55.1 in. (140 x 140 cm)


Linesof Travel 22, 2014 Hanji Paper on W ooden Board 43.3 x 43.3 in. (110 x 110 in.)


BlueZone, 2015 Hanji Paper on W ooden Board 46.1 x 35.4 in. (117 x 90 cm)


Linesof Travel 39, 2015 Hanji Paper on W ooden Board 63.8 x 51.2 in. (162 x 130 cm)


Korean HouseRoof, 2012 Hanji Paper on W ooden Board 19.7 x 39.4 (50 x 100 cm)


Journey 1, 2015 Hanji Paper on W ooden Board 25.6 x 51.2 (65 x 130 cm)


Smoke, 2014 Hanji Paper on W ooden Board 39.4 x 39.4 in. (100 x 100 cm)


Tracesof Sound 10, 2014 Hanji Paper on W ooden Board 39.4 x 39.4 in. (100 x 100 cm)


Absenceof Wordly Desire7, 2015 Hanji Paper on W ooden Board 55.1 x 55.1 in. (140 x 140 cm)


SomeSpace11, 2015 Hanji Paper on W ooden Board 39.3 x 39.3 in. (100 x 100 cm)


SomeSpace22, 2015 Hanji Paper on W ooden Board 39.4 x 59.1 in. (100 x 150 cm)


Yin Yang, 2014 Hanji Paper on W ooden Board 130 x 130 in. (330.2 x 330.2 cm)


Sound of Faith 1, 2015 Hanji Paper on W ooden Board 55.1 x 55.1 in. (140 x 140 cm)


Festival 8, 2012 Hanji Paper on W ooden Board 24 x 35.8 in. (61 x 91 cm)


TheOld Memory 2, 2014 Hanji Paper on W ooden Board 31.5 x 51.2 in. (80 x 130 cm)


About Us JanKossen Contemporary focuses primarily on abstract, conceptual art created by both established and mid-career international talents. Providing a platform for Pakistani, Indian and Middle Eastern-based artists who wouldn't otherwise have an opportunity to exhibit outside their home borders adds an extra dimension to the gallery program.

Address Switzerland

Delsbergerallee 61 CH 4057 Basel, By appointment only USA

529 W 20th St, 6th floor New York, NY 10011, United States

Contact The gallery has locations in New York, NY and Basel, Switzerland.

Email: info@jankossen.com or: jankossen@gmail.com


IMPRESSUM CONCEPT, EDITING, AND REALIZATION Jasmin Kossenjans DESIGN Dohie Kim PHOTOGRAPHY Provided by Artist TEXT Cooper Lovano No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form, or by no means, electronic, mechanical, photo-copying, recording or otherwise, without prior permission of the publisher.

Published by JanKossen Ltd www.jankossen.com 3rd edition © July 2016 All rights served Printed in USA

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