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GALLERY SU: was founded by Su-Hyun Kim who has been actively engaged with exhibition plans and management of Eastern contemporary Chinese artists at the center of art market in China since early 2000s.

Su-Hyun Kim, after she graduating from the Central Academy of Fine Arts with a Master’s degree, worked as a curator of Culture Division of E-Land, Head Specialist in Seoul Auction and Director of ARARIO gallery in Beijing. She has also been actively involved in the Chinese art market for around 15 years. Currently, she has founded her own gallery in Seoul to represent contemporary Chinese artists as well as Korean/Western artists in Korea based on her experiences of rapid growing Chinese art scenes and global networking. GALLERY SU: will explore various possibilities and provide insights into long-term planning, promotion, collaboration with companies and art consulting for young contemporary Chinese artists in Korea. In particular, GALLERY SU: seeks to introduce next-generation Avant-Garde Chinese artists in Korea as well as other foreign artists.

Summer Stage/Winter Cave -  Fay Shin

Fay Shin Summer Stage/Winter Cave
"Summer Stage/Winter Cave" (2013-2015) stared as a protective material for floor and has accumulated various marks and stains on canvas cloths over seasonal change from summer to winter. The final works are the unexpected results of passing time, which we pay marginal attention. The act of capturing short-term memories embedded in ever-temporal, sensory experiences expands beyond the limit of two-dimensional paintings and into the archival process as the artist fills up the shelves. It is such integration of time that calls up emotions, memories, sounds and visions.

Weather Painting  -  Fay Shin

Fay Shin Weather Painting
"Weather Painting" (2013-2019) is the series that began on a very hot summer day. Fay Shin created this series to express her sensation about the weather she felt with skin and mind through various spray colors. As Shin sprays colors onto the side of the canvas, the particles would bounce off to the atmosphere, summon the air, and fall onto the canvas. Each canvas embodies the moment of sensing the air, yet has emerged entirely out of control. The weather paintings can be displayed in different ways depending on the site of installation.

Biei no.103 - Heejoon Lee

Heejoon Lee Biei no.103

Armada (17) - Ce Jian

Ce Jian Armada (17)

Exhibiting Artists

  • Sun Choi  (+)

    Biography : Sun Choi earned a BFA in Painting at Hongik University, Seoul. Starting with the first solo exhibition in 2004, the artist has participated in thirteen solo exhibitions including "Sickness (CR Collective, Seoul, 2017)”; "Bruised Saliva (Gallery D, Geoje, 2018)”; Wastewater Painting (P21, Seoul, 2018)" and many group exhibitions. He was awarded with the Grand Prize of the 12th Song-Eun Art Award in 2013 as well as the Grant for Foreign Residency by Arts Council Korea in 2014 and 2015, which invited the artist to ISCP(International Studio & Curatorial Program) in New York. During the residency, the artist presented experimental works at the exhibition, which explored the notion of conventional art based on his experience in the Western society. His works are parts of collection at Uli Sigg (Switzerland), Seoul Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Busan, Art Bank MMCA, etc.

    Detailed Description : Sun Choi throws a question about the irony of our dichotomous view about the essence of art and pays attention not only to the notion about beauty and ugliness but the fact that stereotypes toward painting, or art in general are relative. His work is not restricted to the medium nor the mode of expression, and rather embodies issues that we encounter in reality by creating painting and installation out of materials that are unusual to use for artwork. With a critical mind about contemporary art and life, the artist digs further into the gap between contemporary art and life by reflecting on 'today, here, us' through the work.

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  • Jinsu Han  (+)

    Biography : Jinsu Han is a multimedia artist from Seoul, Korea. He received his BFA and MFA from Hongik Univesity, Seoul, Korea and also earned his another MFA in sculpture and A Edward L. Ryerson Fellowship at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007. Exploring poetic potentialities of routine days, Jinsu Han’s practices give the space a meditative narrative about memories involved with educations and cultures. He exhibited his works at numerous galleries and museums in Korea include six solo shows, and selected for the memorial outdoor sculpture in The 2005 World Exposition, Aichi, Japan. He attended the artist-in-residency of triangle Art Association, NY in 2009.

    Detailed Description : For the past twenty years, Han has been inventing mechanized sculptures that are part Dada, part Steampunk. Each autonomous machine is programmed and designed to fulfill Han’s single-minded goal: they endlessly play out the inescapable nature of change through their repetitive movement. Han believes, as Heraclitus did, that change is fundamental in the universe: All is Flux, Nothing is Stationary. Han’s kinetic curiosities are little feats of engineering – exposed custom-cut brass bones and vein-like wires fused with everyday castaway junk, spare parts of old toys and antiques give his machines a crude, low-tech, incongruous attitude. Han bestows on some machines forms resembling birds or quadrupeds. With simple motors or pulley systems, they flap, gesticulate, bob or spurt – sometimes they break down and die, but Han considers the act of replacing batteries or mending broken connections gestures of importance.

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  • Ce Jian  (+)

    Biography : Born in Shandong Province, China, Ce Jian immigrated to Germany in 1988 when she was four. She graduated from the Department of Fine Arts at the Berlin University of the Arts, where she studied under Georg Baselitz, Daniel Richter and Robert Lucander and received a Master’s degree respectively from the Department of Art History at the Humboldt University of Berlin and the Free University of Berlin. She recently achieved a Doctoral degree in arts and visual arts at Humboldt University of Berlin upon receiving a scholarship from the German Academic Scholarship Foundation and published the thesis . Ce Jian lives and works mainly between Berlin and Beijing. Ce Jian has participated in exhibitions including: “KunstRaum Berlin (German Embassy in Beijing, 2019)”; “Armada (White Space Beijing, Beijing, 2018)”; “on paper 2 (Soloprojekt) (Zapbeijing / 798, Beijing, 2018); “Bannermen (GALLERY SU:, Seoul, 2018)”; “CAPTCHA”, Philine Cremer Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany (2017) and many others. In 2017, she was awarded with Huayu Young Artist Award and her works are part of collections of Sor Rusche, Hanno Huth, Sishang Art Museum, Frank Yang, Artist Liu Wei among others.

    Detailed Description : Ce Jian wants to find an adequate reply to computer visuality without actually using computers, and create works that emphasize the hand-made nature, unique materiality and subjectivity of painting. As conceptual abstractions, her works seem to simulate the computer logic and irrationality, while remaining antithetical to the virtual computer image, as they are still autonomous artworks. Unlike computer-generated images in real life, there are many layers of information, and there is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong. The question here is: how do you read an abstract painting?

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    • Ce Jian - Armada (17) Armada (17)

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  • Nayul Kim  (+)

    Biography : Nayul Kim majored in painting at Hongik University, Seoul. Starting with the first exhibition "Wonderful Pictures" at Ilmin Museum of Art in 2009, Kim has participated in "Sovereign Asian Art (Pearl Lam Galleries, Shanghai, 2012)"; "Lethbridge 10000 Finalists Exhibition (Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane, 2014)"; "The First_Beyond the Frontier (Seoul Foundation for the Arts, 2016)"; "The Exquisite Bond of the Hydrogen Corpse (ONE&J+1, Seoul, 2017)"; "Aesthetic Accomplice" and "Broken Space" at Space xx, Seoul in 2008; "Openness - Nowness (GALLERYSU:, Seoul, 2015)" and others.

    Detailed Description : Nayul Kim's interest lies in finding a body for images which represent personal bizarre memories and uncommon experiences. For the artist, painting is the medium which has its own time-space context and reflect her own time-space through work with the process of accumulating time used up for painting.

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  • Heejoon Lee  (+)

    Biography : Heejoon Lee (b. 1988) received his BFA in Painting and Sculpture at Hongik University and his MFA at Glassgow School of Art. Lee has actively participated in exhibitions including “The Unstable Objects (Seoul Museum of Art, 2019)”; “APMAP (Amore Pacific Museum of Art, O’Sulloc Jeju, 2019); “Phantom City (Sehwa Museum of Art, Seoul, 2019)”; “Geometry, Beyond Simplicity (Museum San, Wonju, 2019)”; “Motif (Hakgojae, Seoul, 2018)”, etc.

    Detailed Description : Heejoon Lee’s work is mainly divided in two directions, which are painting and curating as art practice. The conceptual range of paintings include architectural form and trendy interior objects of our time. In the other hand, he uses ‘curating’ as a potential medium of art practice and has curated several exhibitions as a response to artistic practices.

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    • Heejoon Lee - Biei no.103 Biei no.103

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  • Fi Jae Lee  (+)

    Biography : Fi Jae Lee (b. 1981) graduated from a BFA and a MFA in Art and Technology Studies at School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has been living and working in Korea and abroad. Starting with the first solo exhibition early in 1997, the artist has participated in fifteen solo exhibitions so far recently including "Phanerozoic Eon, Cenozoic Era, Leeficene (Lotte Avenuel Art Hall 2019)"; "Enshrine our Woman Ancestors' Tablets (Zaha Museum of Art, 2018)"; "Finimism, Fnosticism (Artplace, 2018)" as well as a number of group exhibitions. She was granted with Arko Young Art Frontier Grant by Art Council Korea in 2009 and selected for Goyang Art Residency, MMCA in 2011, Nanji Residency, Seoul Art Museum of Art in 2014 and BilbaoArte Residency,Fundación Bilbaoarte Fundazioa in 2017.

    Detailed Description : Contemplating on the question 'who am I', Fi Jae Lee works with varied mediums including painting, sculpture, performance, and installation. Her works are based on her daily journal and drawings and focus on her own daily experience as well as relationships between the self-the other, material-society-artwork, and so on. The works are embodiments of the artist's life stories experienced with the feminine identity and cross between her daily life and imagined world. In her delicate painting, which remind of lines and colors of Buddhist paintings from the Goryeo Dynasty, a female figure and its surroundings are placed upon altar, retaining the sense of feminine holiness. 

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  • Fay Shin  (+)

    Biography : Fay Shin achieved a BFA in Animation at School of Visual Arts, New York and a MFA at Goldsmiths, University of London. The artist has had a number of exhibitions including "The Texture of Temperature (Datz Museum, Gyeonggi, 2019)"; "Confronting the Atmosphere (Sophis Gallery, Seoul, 2018)"; "The Expanding Flatness (KT&G Sangsangmadang, Chuncheon, 2018)"; "Summer Limited (Amado Art Space, Seoul, 2018)"; "Still There (Sidaeyeogwan, Seoul, 2018)"; "Points, Lines, Planes and Weather (Gallery AG, Seoul, 2015)"; "Double Bar (Stage 3&3 Window Gallery, Seoul, 2015)", etc. She has participated in residency programs including Nanji Artists Residency (Seoul), Pink Factory Residency (Hongcheon), and currently Seoul Art Space Geumcheon Residency (Seoul). In 2018, she was selected as a public art new hero by Public Art Magazine in Korea.

    Detailed Description : Shin’s work represents the artist’s relationship with her surroundings – all kinds of environmental conditions, changes, and phenomenon happening around her. Shin reacts to her sensory interaction with the flow of weather, which cannot be forecasted by reading off a thermo-hygrometer. The weather is perceived by much more elusive psychological and physical reactions – crouching from the chill wind, flurried by unexpected rain, feeling light on the feet in a mild day, and refreshed by the cool breeze through the window.

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    •  Fay Shin - Weather Painting Weather Painting
    •  Fay Shin - Summer Stage/Winter Cave Summer Stage/Winter Cave

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  • Ji Zhou  (+)

    Biography : Born in 1970 in Beijing, China, Ji Zhou achieved a B.F.A. in printmaking at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing in 1994, and received a M.F.A. in plastic arts at the Pantheon-Sorbonne University, Paris in 2005. His work has been exhibited through "Troubled Intensions Ahead: 3rd Beijing Photo Biennale (CAFA Art museum, Beijing, 2018)"; "Simultaneous Eidos: Guangzhou Image Triennial 2017 (Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, 2017)"; "Imaginary Frontiers (Boghossian Foundation - Villa Empain, Brussels, Belgium, 2017)"; "Empty Seat - Chinese Contemporary Photography (Tang Contemporary Art, Bangkok, 2017)"; "Form (GALLERY SU:, Seoul, 2017)"; etc as well as through collaboration projects with Lane Crawford, Christian Louboutin Hong Kong, Beijing SKP Building Window Art Project, etc. His work is part of priviate/public collections, including Foundation Boghossian, Brussels, Belgium, Wendi Deng's collection who is Artsy co-founder, and Zhang Rui Collection.

    Detailed Description : Starting off with abstract photography during his studies in Paris, Ji Zhou has been addressing 'loneliness' and 'alienation' in the middle of an overheated competition of a modern society, thus exposing a dark aspect of our society inbetween 'truth' and 'objectivity' through photography.

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