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An Ode to Life


Soluna Fine Art is delighted to present the group exhibition An Ode to Life at Korean Cultural Center Hong Kong. This show illustrates the lifestyle and aesthetics of Korean heritage, and it is curated for the viewer to interpret the attitudes, and ways of living in Korean culture. This group exhibition includes sixteen contemporary artists that work across various mediums,including paintings, photography, objects and crafts. An Ode to Life be on view at PMQ from 03 June to 04 July 2020.


The uncanny dream of reconnecting with nature returns to our conscious more than ever, especially amid the materialism and neoliberal civilization where nature and human modern lifestyle are positioned in an oppositional binary. Despite the ambivalence between human and nature, throughout the history of civilization, humans always have complex cultural traditions and rituals that remind one to remember the infinite freedom, peace and joy when humans live in nature. In the Asian cultural context, of which Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism have been strong influences, this leads to a psychological outcry of desiring to live a minimalist, virtuous and spiritual life, as well as to transcend the cycle of rebirth.

In Korean culture, one of the most significant aspects of nature that illustrate the coexistence between human and the universe is the distinct four seasons, and such idea is frequently demonstrated in everyday lifestyle objects and fine art. In this group exhibition, the artists portray the idealistic imagery of life and dimensions of beauty and aesthetics in Korean culture, specifically concerning clothing, eating and living; inviting the viewer to reflect upon the happiness by living a minimalist and high quality of life in the contemporary era.

The exhibition is divided into three areas across two floors in Korean Cultural Center Hong Kong (6 & 7/F) — Clothing, Eating and Living. The first space showcases the beauty of Korean clothing culture, including Hanbok, embroideries and modern jewelry. Moving on to the adjacent section is the illustration of a Han-ok inspired residential space, depicting the essential style of authentic Korean culture. Last but not least, the seventh-floor exhibition space reveals the aesthetics of Korean food culture, exhibiting high quality Buncheong ceramic and contemporary tableware in a tranquil setting.

Selected Works
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Kim Young-Hun

p1815-Electronic Nostalgia, 2018

Oil on canvas

131 x 97 cm


Lee Kang-Hyo 

Buncheong Moon Jar #34, 2018

Buncheong ceramic

43 × 42 × 42 cm


Lee Kang-Hyo 

Buncheong Moon Jar #35, 2018

Buncheong ceramic

45 × 45 × 45 cm


Kim Yongchul

Peony and Birds, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

72.7 × 50 cm


Song Kwangik

Paper Things #16, 2018

Korean paper (Hanji) and acrylic

90 × 70 cm

Paper Things #8, 2019, Hanji and acrylic

Song Kwangik

Paper Things #8, 2019

Korean paper (Hanji) and acrylic

140 × 100 cm

Hanok 0056, 2016 79x63cm, Archival Pigme

Kim Woo Young

Hanok 0056, 2016

Archival pigment print

Ed. of 3/15

79 × 63 cm

Hanok 0053 2016, 79x63cm, Archival Pigme

Kim Woo Young

Hanok 0053, 2016

Archival pigment print

Ed. of 15

79 x 63 cm


Tree of Light, 2019

Mixed cotton

400 x 300 x 300 cm

Dadeumidol #2, Cast glass,H9 x W54 x D22

Lee Kyouhong

Dadeumidol #2, 2014

Cast glass

9 x 54 x 22 cm


Huh Sangwook 

Buncheong Moranmoon Jar, 2018

Buncheong ceramic

45 x 40 x 40 cm

Darachi#3, blown glass, 30 x 28 x 30cm,

Lee Kyouhong

Darachi, 2018


15.5 x 36 x 36 cm

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Lee Jung-Sook

Good Luck Gunjung Bojagi, 2013

Silk, silk–thread

120 x 110 cm

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Lee Jung-Sook

Phoenix Wedding Gungjung Bojagi, 2014

Silk, silk–thread

200 x 200 cm

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Lee Jung-Sook

Pheasant Royal Wedding Dress, 2015

Silk, silk–thread

Dimensions variable

THe Paradox of Beauty #13-01, Oil on can

Jeong Myoung jo

The Paradox of Beauty #13-01 , 2013

Acrylic and oil on canvas

97 x 162 cm

THe Paradox of Beauty #15-01 Oil on canv

Jeong Myoung jo

The Paradox of Beauty #15-01 , 2015

Acrylic and oil on canvas

180 x 100 x 4.5 cm

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