Obangsaek: Indigo

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Soluna Fine Art is pleased to present Obangsaek: Indigo, an in-depth exploration of the connections between the colour Indigo and the Korean culture. The gallery will exhibit eight artists from Korea: Choi Myoung Young, Choi Sun, Jang Young-Sook, Kim Woo Young, Kim Yongchul, Lee Kyouhong, Park Jisook, and Park Yoon-Kyung: vary in age, background and medium, the artists apply the colour indigo into their works with different intentions and motives. The exhibition title comes from the traditional Korean colour spectrum (the Five-Orientation-Colour), often seen in folk arts and traditional textile patterns, and represents the Yin-Yang and Five Elements theories. Obangsaek: Indigo starts from 27 February to 28 March, with an opening on 27 February.

The colour indigo or blue is associated with the element wood and the direction east. In the Korean flag, this colour symbolizes “Eum” or “Yin”, which is “cool, feminine” energy. The “Eum” energy is associated with the moon and is passive, yielding and receptive, which also inspired the name of this gallery Soluna (luna, moon feminine noun in Spanish). 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.

Selected Works
 
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Kim Yongchul

Peony and Birds, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

53 × 33.4 cm

Kim Yongchul

Peony and Birds, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

72.7 × 53 cm

Jang Young-Sook

Wave #2, 2005

Acrylic on Canvas

97 x 130 cm

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Park JiSook 

Breeze #17, 2018

Drawing on canvas

65 x 46 cm

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Park JiSook 

Breeze #18, 2018

Drawing on canvas

65 x 46 cm

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Park JiSook 

Breeze #19, 2018

Drawing on canvas

65 x 46 cm

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Choi Myoung Young

Conditional Planes S18-03, 2018

Acrylic on graph paper 
55 x 78 cm 
 

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Park Yoon-Kyung

AAGMPG: Six Definitions of Love, 2017

Acrylic and painting marker on chiffon with hinges
116.8 x 80.3 x 3 cm 
 

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Lee Kyouhong

Breathing of Light 19MA03, 2009

Painting on acid etched mirror and laminated glass

90 x 90 cm 
 

Silverwood Terrace 2017, 130x92cm, Archi

Kim Woo Young

Silverwood Terrace, 2017

Archival pigment print

Editions 1-2 

130 × 92 cm

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Choi Sun

Butterflies, 2014

Blue ink on canvas

211 x 95 cm

 
Installation View