Cultural Conversations: South Korea – Australia presents artworks and video interviews by 14 pre-eminent artist from both countries.
Comprising a wide range of genres spanning painting, sculpture, installation and performance, this exhibition features six Korean artists and eight Australian artists sharing their lives, career paths, artworks and artistic insights in their own voices. It is a rare opportunity to explore the modern and contemporary art scene in Korea and Australia through the in-depth discussions between artists and art experts.
Kim Kulim is a pioneer of avant-garde Korean art, who has been experimenting with various genres such as painting, sculpture, happening, installation, mail art, and land art. ©http://ocula.com/artists/kulim-kim
Lee Kun Yong is one of Korea’s representative avant-garde and experimental artists. For more than 40 years, he has significantly expanded and diversified the ecosystem of Korean contemporary art with his relentless spirit of originality and experimentation. ©
Kim Kyoung-woon, Lee Kun Yong-In Snails Gallop, MMCA, 2014
Lee Seung Taek has an innovative and diverse practice that often questions established political, social and artistic values. ©http://www.galleryhyundai.com
Suh Yong Sun is widely known both for his series works in which the people in cities are depicted and for his history paintings where historical incidents are visualised, although he has dealt with a variety of themes such as figures, landscapes, history, war and myth. ©http://www.hakgojae.com
Yoon Jin Sup is a freelance curator, art critic and artist. He currently curated ‘Dansaekhwa: Korean Monochrome Painting’.
Yun Suk Nam has been working assiduously as a representative Korean feminist artist for the past 30 years. She, in particular, focused on maternal instinct and strength; artist showed uneasy inner world of women, reinstated oppressed women, and depicted the beauty of women who attempted to be themselves, through her works. ©http://www.hakgojae.com
Yvonne Boag is an Australian artist with an international reputation and has an extensive exhibition record in Australia, Europe and South Korea. ©Yvonne Boag, 2015
Andrew Christofides’s art practice has explored the various visual languages of abstraction, and in particular, those of geometric and formal abstraction and the place these occupy in the grater tradition of Western painting. ©Andrew Christofides, 2015
Elisabeth Cummings has been referencing the same cycles of terrains for many years: favourite places in the Kimberley sans Central Desert, pockets of light within her studio and living space, glimpses and shards of the trees outside her window at dusk or in moonlight. ©Excerpt by Anna Johnson Arts writer, 2015
Col Jordan is Australian abstract artist and he was one of a small group of young artists who introduces hard edge optical painting to Australia. ©Col Jordan, 2015
Aulun Leach Jones is a painter, printmaker and sculptor born in the United Kingdom in 1937. He developed an idiom of sharply geometric forms. ©Alun Leach Jones, 2015
Ken Reinhard is one of the leading Australian exponents of Pop Art. His constructions and mixed media works have tuned on crisply-decisive, fastidiously positioned, vibrantly coloured and immaculately fabricated forms. ©Dr. Peter Pinson OAM Emeritus Professor, COFA UNSW Catalogue Essay Popstraction, A Suite of Works by Ken Reinhard produced between 2006 and 2009
Ann Thomson has been working as an abstract artist. Her works make no attempt to reproduce for the viewer the world of visual objects and phenomena. ©David Malouf, Ann Thomson, Tim Olsen Editions, 2012
Guy Warren is an artist of integrity who has been prepared to take risks and who has followed his ever-deepening vision over some six decades of work. ©Deborah Hart, Senior Curator, Australian Painting and Sculpture, National Gallery of Australia in Searching for Gaia The Art of Guy Warren, Macmillan Art Publishing, 2003