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Kate Oh Gallery, 《Hangul and the Spaces Between》

14 Aug 2019 - 08 Sep 2019


Jeong Ho Heo, 〈Munjado (Word Painting) No. 9〉, 2019. Acrylic Ink, Acrylic on Canvas, 72.7×72.7cm.

Kate Oh Gallery presents works by artists Bo Seong Kim and Jeong Ho Heo. In this two person show, Kim and Heo will present their unique perspectives on language as a universal form of expression through art. Their appreciation for the Korean language and dedication to speaking on the ambiguities of semantics and visual picture allow the viewer to experience a new way of understanding communication. A published poet in Korea by the age of 30, artist Kim uses his literary background as a conduit for expressing his visual art. He is particularly interested in expressing Hangul, the Korean language, in ways that expresses the essence of Korean culture. For Heo, the exploration of semantics, language, and art began in 1999. He used newspaper article or written prayers as text to fill the background and contrast the main image. Like the reading of literature or viewing a piece of art, he hopes that the ambiguity of text and image will allow the viewer to add new meaning, thus filling their memory yet emptying it, like his paintings.

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