Choi Jongtae & Park Sukwon
1142 Seward St. Los Angeles, CA 90038
Saturday, May 25 at 4:00 PM 7:00 PM
Ends Jun 29, 2024
Gana Art LA is pleased to announce an exhibition of two master Korean sculptors - Park Sukwon and Choi Jongtae. The two artists have been active since the 1960s and 1970s through the Informel period and have opened a new horizon in the Korean sculpture field by bringing a new influence to Korea. In particular, Park Sukwon was nominated as the youngest artist to be recommended by the National Art Exhibition of Korea, and his works, which express materials’ physical properties through “segmentation” and “conjunction,” presented directions to the Korean sculpture industry. In addition, Park’s Accumulation series, which began in the 1990s, focuses on “Korean emotion” within the work by repeatedly cutting and accumulating Korean paper in a geometric form, emphasizing elements related to humans, culture, and history. In addition, Choi Jongtae, one of the master Korean sculptors, has drawn critics’ attention since the 1970s for his sculptures which are a mixture of figurative and abstract forms. Influenced by Dansaekhwa and Informelmovement, Choi Jongtae established his unique style which continues to the current day. His unique sculptures that lie on the boundaries of painting and sculpture and flat and three-dimensionality are the balance which Choi seeks to achieve. It is “between Giacometti and Brancusi, between Egyptian and Greek art, and between the East and the West,” said the artist.
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