Gallery Huue showcased a group presentation by Yoon, Sooyeon Hong, Yunhee Lee, Saerom Yoon, Junyoung Kang, Jucheol Yun, Kajin Lee, Eunghan Choi, Yong R. Kwon and SanGhoon Kim at SOFA Chicago 2018. SOFA is the world’s foremost fairs of contemporary decorative arts & Design, focusing on sculpture objects functional art and design. It will be running for 4 days from Nov 1-4 at Navy Pier in Chicago.
As a part of our mission to discover and introduce, talented Korean artists to the worldwide art scene, we are glad to show recent works in a variety of media, ranging from sculptures, ceramics, furniture, and paintings.
The artwork by artist, Junyoung Kang, is a mix of energy and turbulence, giving us the feeling of looking at graffiti. His colorful style and color ranges were influenced by the street pop culture during his childhood in Australia. His first solo exhibition was held in 2006 after he was awarded the grand prize from Icheon International Ceramic Expo that same year. He has been active in the global art scene, particularly in Europe and Asia. The main theme of his art is “Family Love”. He expresses this theme through modern languages and different mediums, covering not only ceramics, but also paint, found objects, mixed media, etc.
Artist Yong R. Kwon has been working and experimenting with lights since his college years in the 1980s. Recently, he has cemented his position as a global artist and his artwork has been displayed in different countries by private collectors and or- ganizations such as Polen Capital in Boston, Scope Basel in Switzerland, and broadly through Art New York, to name a few. His study on lights started in college with paintings of light reflections in his dark basement studio. It led him to produce a unique “unit”, which reflects light by itself. The units are made by repeatedly bending and hammering stainless steel pieces with an artisan eye and mindset. When these units are gathered together, his artworks finally reveal the physical attraction of light.
Saerom Yoon puts the experience of nature into furniture. The artist had very special memories of nature in the Philippines during his early childhood, and he started to use “acrylic” to express the light in various aspects of the sky and its immaterial space. The straight-lined structure of the furniture is a result of elaborate molding experiments. Through the artist’s handcrafted efforts, especially in the process of applying colors onto acrylic, the furnitures become art objects. His work is now very popular with private collectors around the world.
A creative and experimental young artist, Yunhee Lee is recognized not only in her home country of South Korea, but also in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Singapore, Hong Kong, and many other countries. She continues her creative work globally, using traditional white porcelain and layers of gold finish to complete the mysterious look of her work. The combination of “skull” and traditional Korean roof tile, “giwa”, arouses international interest.
Sooyeon Hong is an abstract painter who has silently made her own path toward formative development over the past 10 years. Her artwork is created with an exquisite blend of small amounts of pigments, various kinds of transparent mediums, acrylic paints, and the flow of time. The artist catches the moment of tension and excitement through organic flows. Her artworks can be found across the world from the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Korea to the Conrad Hotel and Four Seasons Hotel in Seoul, and the Korean Embassy in Hague and Delhi.