OPENING BRUNCH : 20.01.2019
13:00 - 20:00

24.01.2019 - 17.02.2019
Thursday to Saturday
14:00 - 18:00
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Gestures, repetitions, rhythms and variations are the themes Art'Loft, Lee-Bauwens gallery, presents for its new exhibition

Through the work of five artists, Chun Kwang Young, Kim Hyun-Sik, Moon-Pil Shim, Jiana Kim & Namgoong Whan, the gallery will present a selection of works using repetitive methods at it's core, repeating alternate rhythm, shapes and colors. Here, repetition, angles of view, variations of the light, are vector of dynamism, manifest of an art form with strong aesthetic power and abstraction.

Repetition is also a way of questioning man and life. To move towards a new style more personal, to try new techniques, to question the viewer... as the art historian René Passeron asserts, there is a politic of repetition, a certain anthropological link of the artist to his work.

 ▼  Chun Kwang Young (South Korea, b. 1944)

His striking textured canvases give life to imaginary landscapes in colors and volume, therefore creating an infinite abstract space.

This assembling of individually wrapped hand-cut polystyrene triangles comprising ancient Korean or Chinese texts withholds several elements of the collective memory. It’s in these small triangles that reside all the power of his work "Aggregation". According to Chun Kwang Young, these Aggregations are the win- dows reflecting his vision of humanity.

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 ▼  Kim Hyun-Sik (South Korea, b. 1965)

The work of Kim Hyun Sik is at the border between painting and sculpture, the seen and the unseen, therefore suggesting ambiguous narratives. His use of the epoxy resin as a new method of artistic expression, calls out to the public’s perception, encouraging viewers to look deeper and to meditate on the nume- rous layers displayed, as well as on the transparent spaces which create the originality of his work today.

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 ▼  Moon-Pil Shilm (South Korea, b. 1958)

The artist's approach is based on an alternation between colored linearity and entanglement of colored fields. Functio- ning like a rhythm, the parallelisms of the traces that he executes allows kinetic effects that appear through transparent plexiglas or in the most recent works through translucent plexiglas. These ranges of colors spread uniformly and smoothly are most often crossed by one or more colored lines, traced with a cutter inside the color and then again colored but differently. Sometimes the accidents of the traces are deliberately preserved in order to avoid an approach of the drawing which would be too mechanical.

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 ▼  Jiana Kim (South Korea, b. 1972)

To Jiana Kim, clay is a means through which she fulfills her desire to draw with “light.” In consid- ering herself simply as an artist who works with clay-rather than a ceramic artist- Jiana Kim had been contemplating on how to express her artistic inspiration from light. She was captivated by the infinite possibility of clay’s formative nature and began to devote her work to it. Jiana Kim’s porcelain paintings remind us of Dansaekhwa (Korean monochrome painting).

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 ▼  Namgoong Whan (South Korea, 1975)

Created in patience and concentration, the works on paper of Namgoong Whan are made with a thick brush full of ink. In contact with paper and water, the ink diffuses according to the fast and precise gesture of the artist.

Namgoong Whan manages to give life to his work with a subtle play of depth blending the blur and the net, giving his work a spiritual dimension from which emerges a rare visual energy.

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