The Kids Are Alright: In Seoul, Showcasing Raw Talents of the Art World
Last week I got a call from Ms. Moon Kyung Eui after a long spell, and she invited me to her latest group show, Crossing Borders, at indie art hall Gong. This ongoing exhibition showcases talented young artists around world; thirteen artists from seven countries participated in the Seoul edition, including Moon. She graduated from Ewha Womans University two years back, and I found her most fascinating paintings at a graduate exhibition. I told her I wanted to buy her biggest painting, and surely I did. I featured her works in my magazine, Spectrum, shortly afterward. Now she’s my favorite painter of the younger generation, which is why I visited Crossing Borders last Saturday. I always love to see new talent. The artworks below are a distillation of the exhibition, which runs through June 1.
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1. Moon Kyung Eui (Seoul, Republic of Korea), Homage to K (left) and Dilettante Dilemma (right), oil on canvas, 130.3 x 162.2 cm.
2. VS Force (Seoul, Republic of Korea), Disciple, Master, Enemy, inkjet print, 60 x 40 cm, and For Utopia, mixed media.
3. Alejandro Morales (Ciudad Juarez, Mexico), PM Series: La Piedad, Ya no se las tomó, Espejo de lo Real, giclee prints, and Azteca, Federal, machete etching.
4. Seo Chanseok (Seoul, Republic of Korea), A Park for Romantists, mixed media.
5. Lee Juna (Seoul, Republic of Korea), Bear Bear Think Tables, mixed media.
Photos: Courtesy of Hong Sukwoo