2011.12.15 - 2012.1.31
M A K E S P A C E
December 15,2011-January 31,2012
Opening Reception_Thursday, December 5, 5pm
JUNGTAE KANG, SEONGHI BAHK, INSUN CHOI, SEONGYOUN KOO
JONGHAK KIM, HOON KWAK, SEYEOL OH, KWANGSUNG PARK
MARKUS LINNENBRINK, DIETER REHM, BILL THOMPSON
Gallery Yeh presents Make Space, an exhibition with a new approach to its collection, talking about the hope of the New Year with family members and relatives in the end-of-year holidays.
This interesting exhibition may create an illusion that viewers display artworks in their own spaces, and an exhibition to reinterpret space where artworks are placed, showing how artwork is influenced by one’s own visual experience. The show offers a positive awareness of collecting art, enabling the relishing of artworks easily and familiarly in a space where art and life coexist, not in the space of a white cube.
After studying product design at Central Saint Martins, Jungtae Kang, design director of JTKLAB, completed a master’s at the Royal College of Art in London. Working in art furniture as an artist exclusively for David Gill Gallery in UK, he engaged in design for HHRC, a British design research institute, and JHP, an architectural firm in London. Based on 10-years of experience in design in Britain, Kang founded a design company in 2010, and has actively worked in diverse fields including architecture, retail interior consulting, lighting, and furniture design.
On show are work by 10 artists, such as Seonghi Bahk, sculptor challenging perspective; Insun Choi, artist producing abstract landscape, while a Professor at Hongik University Painting Department; Seongyoun Koo whose works are constantly presented to auction, attaining good results at Christie’s Hong Kong; Jonghak Kim, honorable recipient of the 23rd Lee Jung-seop Art Award; Hoon Kwak, Korean artist invited to the Venice Biennale; Seyeol Oh, addressing the world of the human unconscious; Kwangsung Park active in Europe; Markus Linnenbrink, showing a feast of colors; Dieter Rehm, Professor at the University of Munich engaging in negative picture work; and Bill Thompson, involving flamboyant, alluring monochrome work.
Those possessing one or two artworks and professional collectors increase as more people get interested in culture so the base of art lovers expands with increases in income. Anyone can like and see art, but collecting artworks is not easy. It is hoped through the exhibition viewers will experience how their spaces change with artworks, and have an opportunity to feel the meaning and pleasure of collecting. Collecting artworks begins from one’s desire and satisfaction, but in a broad sense, it is sowing seeds for cultural evolvement. The venue allows viewers to mediate on the meaning of art in daily life. Through the exhibition presenting a living space spiced up with artistic impression and practicality, we see art is part of daily life.