Able Fine Art NY Gallery
Nak Jeon Axis-F5
Joungsook Kim Communication
About the Artist
Jeon Nak is a Korean born artist. In his series, swirling vortexes of light and color emerge from a dark ground. Nak’s works depict three-dimensional, imaginary spaces that morph and change, starting as one thing and becoming something else; the printing methodology allows the image to move and change with the angle of vision. With a desire to explore the science and technology that can be used to improve the performance of buildings both socially and environmentally, architecture has brought out the overall structure of the lenticular lenses in this series titled Axis, Nexus and Vortex. It would be difficult to these images and not to be reminded of mathematical constructions or the reaches of space and the universe. Many of the creations recall galaxies, nebulae and even supernovas, exploding with color and the light. Deeply branded visual memory becomes the source of inspiration; there is both clarity and mystery in that geography, with its seemingly endless space that brings us inward. Depth fills and illuminates these spaces of transition as it plays off in endless visual array.
Korean-born artist Joungsook Kim depicts the relationship between humans and nature on her canvas using Sumi Ink and Korean Mulberry paper, which can be considered as one of the materials that is the closest to nature. Her paintings are extremely tied to the landscape of Korea, especially. She paints her homeland, but she does not just illustrate the landscape or objects in nature, in particular. What she paints is “Communication,” which refers to the connection between trees, flowers, snow, memory, and human beings. All of her paintings are meant to capture memories or specific moments in nature, such as the experience of sitting underneath a tree on a warm summer’s day, or the sublime moment seeing a field of fresh, untouched snow. Rather than focusing on the mood and feeling of the artist, Kim’s paintings invite her viewers to communicate with nature, something that is sometimes lost and forgotten, but re-learned through the art of “Communication.”