11 September - 21 October 2021
The Attitude that Sustains
In Park's second solo exhibition with Soluna Fine Art, we invite you to the continuation of the dialogue of her recent series from Art Central in May 2021 to the gallery. The title of the exhibition, The Attitude that Sustains Our Lives, refers to the elemental tiers from her painting tower that represent different universal, timeless issues about the environment and human relationships.
The exhibition is a group show that showcases ceramic Moon Jars made by Lee Geejo, Kim Yik Yung and Lee Kang-hyo, as well as paintings by Choi Young-wook and Kim Duck Yong. Moon Jar has been critically acclaimed by scholars, art critics and collectors since Joseon Dynasty; and is now perceived as a contemporary art genre that traverses the strictures of the traditional concept of Korean ceramics.
This exhibition showcases over ten latest oil paintings with vibrant colors by the artist based on his inspiration from the ever changing digital world. In years of painting, Kim constantly explore the ambiguousness in binary by symbolizing the electronic signals with the traditional Korean painting technique of "Hyuk-Pil"(革筆畫), in which the painter mixes various colors and paints with rapid strokes using a leather brush.
This exhibition showcases Kim’s work with his approach towards the Asian wisdom and oriental philosophy. With organic earth elements, his work focuses on seeking the true definition of the origin of the material. In this exhibition, Kim embraced the enlightenment he captured from the Earth material, transformed it onto the canvas with his unique method of creation.
This exhibition showcases Kim’s sixteen zen paintings made with mother of pearl; depicting oceanic sceneries alone, as well as through window frames and bookshelves, Kim celebrates his Korean heritage through a contemporary approach of utilising traditional mediums. Envisaging the artist as a scholar who gazes at the ocean, the exhibited works capture the euphoric emotions in the still yet kinetic waters.
Living through the transition between the analog generation and digital generation, Kim Young-Hun is passionate about observing and deciphering the unknown between the 1 and 0 of binary codes. Inspirations such as stripe covered light bulbs, white noise from digital screens, and invisible vibrations from string instruments allow Kim’s works, in his wordings, to “...generate an electronic-like abstract painting language that interferes with some parts of the ambiguous boundaries of our ever-changing digital or reality lives”.
Joanne Chan x Zongson Zang: Between Us
A duo exhibition with Joanne Chan (Hong Kong) and Zongson Zang (South Korea). Both artists’ way of expression on emotions through art abstraction invite viewers to delve into a feminine and innermost space of emotions and dialogues. This duo exhibition is a moment of resonance and collision between the two artists.
Indigo/blue is balanced by red in the Korean flag. While red represents the passionate energy of life, indigo/blue represents its opposite, silence and calming energy. This exhibition will be part of the Obangsaek Series, a series of five exhibitions aim to explore and analyze art works constructed with the Five-Orientation-Colour, all created by emerging and established Korean contemporary artists.
According to Korean tradition, the colour red associates with the south, fire, and “Yang”. With its powerful yang energy, vermillion is believed to ward off evil spirits and dictate the lives of living things. Throughout this collection, the works of art embody the essence of the colour vermillion: creation, passion, and love.
Song Kwangik is a painter whose innovative approach to his art challenges the conventional ideas of painting and sculpture, by combining abstraction, spatiality and his cultural background using acrylic paint and Hanji. Song’s practice recalls the fundamental philosophy – Wu Wei (무위, or 無為) of Tao: “inexertion”, “inaction” or an “attitude of genuine non-action, motivated.
Happy Days Are Here Again
Kim created 8 pieces of new works painted with brilliantly vibrant colors, he divided the canvases into two sections, one filled with his iconic big heart figure and the other with the work titles written in Chinese. Other works in this exhibition include numerous birds and blossoms paintings, with Chinese characters like “Fortune” and “Spring” which resembles “the new beginning” in Korean culture.
Morning Rise is an exhibition dedicated to seven artists whose works symbolically indicate the rising of Korean contemporary art and culture. In their own way, each individual artists dedicated their works to the Korean traditions and histories and profoundly show their respect to the nation while showcasing their extraordinary craftsmanship and talent.
Soluna Fine Art proudly presents Urban Odyssey, South Korean photographer
Kim Woo-Young’s debut exhibition in Hong Kong and with the gallery. Within the exhibition Soluna Fine Art will present twelve photographs, highlighting Kim’s signature of seamlessly connecting the colours between wall surfaces and lines as well as the streets in his photographs.
Breathing of Light
In this latest series, Lee has created works that explore the materiality and phenomenological metamorphosis of glass to examine the concept of ‘정중동’ ‘靜中動’ (movements in stillness). Titled, Breathing of Light, these works predominantly work with a base layer of flat painted mirror and laminated glass primarily utilising red, yellow and blue, with three dimensional wedges of glass arranged irregularly on the surface.
The Breeze series comes from Park’s extensive research on organic shapes and colors by monitoring natural movements and its effect on human life. The term Fractal image, also known as expanding symmetry, is encountered ubiquitously in nature due to its tendency to appear nearly the same at different levels. Park Ji Sook creates fractal patterns that derive from organic shapes and movements to reveal her interpretation of the human-nature relationship.
Ways of Water
Ways of Water is Korean female painter Jang Young-Sook’s first solo exhibition with the gallery, following her brief but successful debut at Art Central 2019. This exhibition showcases 9 works selected from the mid 2000’s Water Period of Jang’s extensive oeuvre, including works from the Wave Series and the Waterdrop Series.
Marking one of its most important exhibitions since its opening, Soluna Fine Art presents Colour-Fullness, a revolutionary exploration of the connections between Op Art and Dansaekhwa. The gallery will exhibit two of the most iconic artists from Korea: Park Seo-Bo and Choi Myoung Young in dialogue with Puerta Roja’s Op Art masters; Carlos Cruz-Diez and Luis Tomasello.
Painting Tower is a solo exhibition showcasing the ground-breaking works of Korean Painter Park Yoon-Kyung. Park's work innovates the convention of painting and provokes the Asian contemporary art scene. With playful, vigorous brush strokes the artist applies bright and vivid combinations of colors across a translucent surface, allowing the paint drips and flows in various directions thus leaving traces of gravity and time into her paintings.
Pian: The Other Side
“Pian: The Other Side” dedicated to four Korean Contemporary artists whose works meditate on the idea of an eastern philosophy that searches the mental state of freedom and enlightenment, through organic forms of body, shape and line.
Buncheong Landscape is meaningfully devoted to the celebration of the grand opening of Soluna Fine Art Hong Kong. Buncheong is a type of ceramics from the 15th - 16th century during the Joseon dynasty in Korea. Lee Kang-Hyo has spent over 30 years to reinterpret Buncheong ceramics to contemporary objects.