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전시기간 : 11월 5일-11월 26일 (11월 5일 18:00-19:00, 오프닝 세레모니)
장소: 오페라 갤러리
문의 : Tel :(852) 28101208, www.operagallery.com
Celebrating Hong Kong’s vibrant art week this November, Opera Gallery proudly presents a solo exhibition of renowned Korean artist Bae Joo Sung in Hong Kong, exhibiting new works from his acclaimed series "Costume of the Painter”. The artist will be present for an exclusive talk in collaboration with Hong Kong Art Gallery Week.
Interweaving motifs from classical paintings with contemporary techniques, Bae Joon Sung’s work shifts between different times and regions. In utilizing the dynamics of space, environment and viewer, these metacanvases both evoke and challenge conventional methods of observation and perception. The artist’s vivid detail and curious composition emphasizes the museum setting as a complex space, suspending the past in the present. Strategically placing his Korean models in theatrical settings of European architecture, artworks and clothing, he addresses the pervasion of the West in artistic classicism and the gradual shift towards more inclusive, global and cross-historical experiences of art.
In this most recent series, Joon Sung emphasises themes of relativity and the external gaze. Using lenticular lenses to depict languid observers against a backdrop of various modes of art – from the classical professionalism of a museum space, to a scene of city shadows upon a large public facade – the artist explores the function of the observer and the observing enclosed within the same theoretical sphere. “A museum is a space where artworks from various time periods and space can be collected together for an exhibition.” Says the artist. “The artwork must be in harmony with one another, or collide completely. The space of the museum, which requires communication between each piece of art, allows the investigation of each artist’s interpretation of the layers of their subject matter.”
Joon Sung’s developments in lenticular represents a growing group of artists whose practice disrupts the twodimensional plane. His interpretations of medium and space temporarily expand the limitations of perception, embracing this new realm as a way to connect with the viewer on multiple dimensions. Displaying a fascinating interplay of oil painting and lenticular, Bae Joon Sung exquisitely suggests new ways of interacting with and looking at art.
ABOUT BAE JOON SUNG
Bae Joon Sung’s work is about binaries. European classicism and global modernism; West and East; phantom and concrete. Familiar western figures appear as Korean women, both they and the image stripped of their original condition. In this new state Joon Sung revitalizes tradition, rescuing familiar artworks and settings from the reduction of fetishism and imbuing a mischievous spirit into both the work and the act of viewing. Nourishing two popular subjects of human voyeurism – the observation of the nude and the visual consumption of culture in museums and galleries – Joon Sung’s paintings explore how we see and think about what we see in different contexts through his lenticular mediums.