- ProgramDOOSAN Art LAB
- DAC Artists Yesul Kim Jieun Uhm Yae Rim Ryu Sun Goo Im Sl A Joo
Tuesday-Saturday 11:00~19:00 / Closed on Sunday and Monday
DOOSAN Gallery: 15, Jongno 33-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea
* Closed during the Lunar New Year holiday: 1/30, 31, 2/1, 2/2
DOOSAN Gallery holds DOOSAN ART LAB Exhibition 2022, its first exhibition of the year, from Wednesday, January 12 to Saturday, February 19, 2022. “DOOSAN ART LAB” is a program have launched in 2010 by the DOOSAN Art Center to discover and support emerging artists in the fields of visual and performing arts. DOOSAN ART LAB for visual art has selected five artists under the age of 35 through an open call. The artists selected for DOOSAN ART LAB Exhibition 2022 are Yesul Kim, Jieun Uhm, Yae Rim Ryu, Sun Goo Im, and Sl A Joo, this exhibition presents a variety of works including paintings, videos, drawings, and installations.
The DOOSAN ART LAB open call intends to select artists based on the merits of their long-term potential rather than based on a given theme. The five artists chosen through this year’s open call each use different forms and media, but also share a commonality in that they take the ‘reality’ that draws their respective attention as the central axis of their work, to weave in and out of it.
Yesul Kim is interested in providing different interpretive takes on the communities and places of our daily lives and presents specific situations that can be observed through a third-person perspective. Jieun Uhm who works mostly in the medium of video is collecting, recording, and reconstructing personal histories found within disasters, catastrophic events, and other specific environments. Yae Rim Ryu’s paintings, made upon wooden panels, use methods of illustration to communicate fictional narratives created by the artist through characters and backdrops that are ambiguous in terms of gender, race, place, and time. Using graphite on paper, Sun Goo Im draws densely packed scenes to create a fleshed-out narrative from a mix of personal experiences and memories. Sl A Joo, who focuses on female hero narratives in animation and manga, uses 3D printers and silkscreen techniques to generate figures of manga protagonists freely transforming their bodies, transparent and immaterial implements, and so forth, to take real-world forms.
As described above, DOOSAN ART LAB Exhibition 2022 is organized to harmoniously showcase both the independent worlds of each artist’s practices and the connecting links between them. Through the individualized approaches to the reality of the five artists, audiences will have an opportunity to reexamine the mundane times and spaces of our day-to-day lives.
Yesul Kim (b. 1989) is going to complete her M.F.A. degree in Intermedia Art from Korea National University of Arts this year and took the International Exchange Program at ArtEZ University of Arts in Netherlands. She has held her solo exhibition at Alternative Space SSAC(2014, Daegu, Korea) and Seogyo Art Center(2014, Seoul, Korea). Also she has participated in group shows including those held at Hapjungjigu(2021, Seoul, Korea), Tator Factatory(2021, Lyon, France), Plymouth Art Weekender(2020, Plymouth, UK), Sehwa Museum(2020, Seoul, Korea), 17717(2019, Seoul, Korea), Culture Station Seoul 284(2019, Seoul, Korea), Democracy and Human Rights Memorial Hall(2019, Seoul, Korea), Back Lane West(2018, Cornwall, UK), Back Lane West(2017, Cornwall, UK), Seogyo Art Center(2016, Seoul, Korea) and Alternative Space LOOP(2015, Seoul, Korea).
Jieun Uhm (b. 1994) is currently taking a graduate course in Fine Arts at Korea National University of Art after receiving her B.F.A. degree from the same institution. She has held her solo exhibition at Onsugonggan(2021, Seoul, Korea) and Sahng-up Gallery(2017, Seoul, Korea) and participated in group shows including out_sight(2021, Seoul, Korea), Amado Art Space(2020, Seoul, Korea), WESS(2020, Seoul, Korea), Democracy and Human Rights Memorial Hall(2019, Seoul, Korea), Art Space Pool(2019, Seoul, Korea), Tastehouse(2018, Seoul, Korea), Ilmin Museum of Art(2018, Seoul, Korea), Soshoroom(2018, Seoul, Korea), Seoul Art Space Seogyo(2017, Seoul, Korea), and O'NewWall E'Juheon(2017, Seoul, Korea).
Yae Rim Ryu (b. 1994) graduated from Hongik University with a bachelor’s degree in Painting and is currently pursuing her M.F.A. degree at Korea National University of Arts. She has held solo exhibition at Show and Tell(2021, Seoul, Korea) and Shift(2020, Seoul, Korea). Her works have been featured in group shows held at BGA Maru(2021, Seoul, Korea) and Obertürkheim(2017, Stuttgart, Germany).
Sun Goo Im (b. 1990) received both her B.F.A. and M.F.A. from Seoul National University of Science and Technology. She has held his solo exhibition at Hakgojae Design PROJECT SPACE(2020, Seoul, Korea) and Gallery Chosun(2019, Seoul, Korea). Also she has held group exhibition at various venues including Hakgojae Gallery(2021, Seoul, Korea), Drawing Room(2021, Seoul, Korea), Gonggan Seoul(2020, Seoul, Korea), WESS(2020, Seoul, Korea), Lab203(2019, Seoul, Korea), and 2W(2018, Online, Korea).
Sl A Joo (b. 1988) earned her B.F.A. in Western Painting from Chung-Ang University and M.F.A. from Seoul National University of Science and Technology. She has held her solo exhibition at Space illi(2019, Seoul, Korea) and participated in group exhibition at Gallery OOOJH(2021, Seoul, Korea), SPACE Four One Three(2021, Seoul, Korea), Keep in Touch(2021, Seoul, Korea), 3Q(2021, Seoul, Korea), seetangraum(2020, Jeju, Korea), Munito(2020, Seoul, Korea), ART PACE 3(2020, Seoul, Korea), all time space(2020, Seoul, Korea), Parplume Gallery(2019, Sagamihara, Japan), The Scrap(2019, Seoul, Korea), Dimension variable(2018, Seoul, Korea), ONEROOM(2017, Seoul, Korea), and The Scrap(2017, Seoul, Korea).