Korean Artists in New York


Gallery Ho is pleased to announce the “HERE WE ARE”, the first exhibition at Gallery Ho. “HERE WE ARE” exhibition is a selection of artworks by an eclectic group of four established and three emerging Korean artists in New York. While the featured artists are living in various places such as Seoul, Kyung-Gi, Jeju in South Korea, Brooklyn, Queens in New York, and New Jersey, this exhibition highlights beauty of neighborhood and normal life. It will be an opportunity to see various normal lives through these artist’s eyes.

Hee Jung Cho, who lives in Brooklyn, is known for re-built buildings in Brooklyn using wood-relief. She makes new streets using re-built buildings. Her new drawings will be introduced at this exhibition. Sung-Ki Jeon, the most famous watercolor artist in Korea, draws landscapes and still life. He also mixes coffee together with watercolors in order to explore new material and to develop a way of expression.

Since 1990, Byung Jong Kim, a professor of Korean painting, Seoul National University
in South Korea, has been crteating drawings about life. Vivid colors, a character of his painting, is from Mother Nature. After he had been in a life or death situation, he started to paint about life and hope on Korean papers.

Wal Jong Lee, is famous as a Jeju artists in South Korea, and paints modern rural life
using five traditional Korean colors; yellow, green, blue, white, red, and black. In the middle of the canvas, there is one big tree to represent Mother Nature along with miniature people, who are watching television, eating, or going grocery shopping. All the figures are humorous.

Han Hong Park, who lives in New Jersey, paints lyrical city landscapes such as rainy nights, streets after rain, and buildings enveloped in mists of rain. In the dark, headlights captured hectic but charming city of life. Moist sunset landscapes seem like shelter for modern people, as well.

Jeong Min Park draws her neighbor to simplify using Korean traditional ink on Korean paper. She creates another place with drawings of people, buildings, and still life from different times and various places. Jong-Sik Shin, who is a professor of Painting department, Hong-Ik University in Seoul, expresses his personal travel memories on to canvas. There are flying fish in the sky, shelves in the middle of a sand-cave, or unexpected views on his paintings. People can enter another world of surrealism through Shin’s view of point.

For additional information, please contact the gallery at 212.502.1894 or info@galleryho.net