Opening Reception: July 3rd, Wednesday 6~8 pm
Tuesday-Friday 10:30~20:00 / Weekend and National holiday 10:30~19:00 / Closed on Monday
DOOSAN Gallery Seoul: 15, Jongno 33-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea
Organized by DOOSAN Art Center since 2010, 'DOOSAN Art LAB' is a program which supports young artists under 40 years of age to experiment in various forms of art. The program presents their work in multiple forms such as showcases, reading sessions, and workshops. Since 2013, it has begun to discover and support young promising artists by exhibiting their work at the DOOSAN Gallery every other year. The 'DOOSAN Art LAB' exhibition is meaningful in that it focuses on the future direction of the selected artists and aspires to continue their support.
The exhibition this year is divided into Part I and Part II, with DOOSAN Art LAB 2019: Part I running from Jul 3 to Aug 3 and DOOSAN Art LAB 2019: Part II held from Aug 21 to Sept 28, 2019. Part I will feature works by artists working in painting and sculpture mediums, and Part II will select and display artists working in the video medium. DOOSAN Art LAB 2019: Part I presents paintings and sculptures by Hyun Bhin Kwon, Limbai-jihee, Hejum Bä, and Karam Lee.
Hyun Bhin Kwon takes senses around us that are not recognized because they scatter and vanish in a fleeting moment, and turn them into a perceptible form. Meanwhile, Limbai-jihee’s black and white paintings capture the inner emotions and experiences that are not expressed in reality, such as words that are not said in conversations, or scenes from dreams. On the other hand, At the site of confrontation and contemplation in actualizing her paintings, Hejum Bä is interested in constructing the numerous conditions that trigger thoughts, such as the generation of movement and emergence into the abstract. Lastly, Karam Lee’s sculptural and installation works convey the individual’s depression, anxiety and unhappiness, as a result of absurd incidents in Korean history and other disasters that aroused national trauma.