In addition to its own exhibition spaces, Gallery BK was commissioned to organize and manage the exhibitions of LIG Art Space from 2011 to 2016 and has been newly opened as an extension of the exhibition space in Hannam-dong in 2017.
Since 2011, Gallery BK has been introducing contemporary artists through numerous solo exhibitions, group exhibitions, and international art fairs and provide a forum for visitors by inviting experts from various cultural fields. Gallery BK also continues to seek to introduce emerging and renowned contemporary artists in the global art world to increase public awareness of contemporary art.
Sea Hyun Lee Between Red - 018MAR02
Kuk Won Woo Que Sera Sera
About the Artist
LEE Sea Hyun creates landscape oil paintings on a canvascovered with a linen cloth. His landscape work conveys the artist’s message to viewers as a reality and idea entangles. His inspiration is from his memories of his time in military service where his primary responsibility was to survey the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) at night through infrared glasses. This explains why these paintings appear to have the shadow-like and ethereal quality of faded film stock. The patchy images summon thoughts of a lost natural world that remains pure and untouched by human civilization or urban development.
Woo Kuk Won creates images that combine memories and imaginations that come from personal experience. Most subjects within his works include well-recognized icons and/or personified animals that frequently appear in fables around the world. The unrestricted brushstrokes in his work suggest a feeling of strange liberation and the innocent sensibility of a child. The accompanying texts within his works are also ‘painted’ and not written. Woo’s works depict a lyrical world of paintings by using unlimited colors, improvised movement of forms and lines. Arising from the unconsciousness of the artists, they arbitrarily fill up the canvas and speak the interchange of the pure feelings rather than clear and logical reinterpretation.