Alpha Contemporary is proud to present Japanese and Korean Contemporary“Next”vol2. - Others' Landscapes : Eun-hyea Choi, Yukari Suematsu and Seo-hyeon Moon.
This show is the 3rd exhibition of Alpha Contemporary's opening commemorative series Korean Contemporary“Now”and“Next”.
Korean Contemporary “Now” showcases the current Korean art scene by mid-careered Korean artists who are active in both Korean and international arenas, while Korean Contemporary “Next” showcases works by Japanese and Korean artists of the same generation born in the late 1970s and 1980s as the next generation art scene.
Marcel Proust (French, 1871-1922), author of In Search of Lost Time, said:
"What we really have to thank artists for that they show beyond the one world we can see and allow us to see as many worlds as there are artists in the world."
Art can be said to be a formalization of an artist's journey of discovering their own new coordinates through understanding and conflicts with constant observation with objects.
As Marcel Proust said, this journey exists as many artists as there are.
Artists view and reinterpret daily or social habits and ideas from their own perspective, and constantly attempt to be free from existing systems. Through their works, we can experience another scenes of life that they uniquely embodied.
Indeed, as Marcel Proust said, the existence of artists is truly something to be thankful for.
You can experience how emerging Korean and Japanese artists born in the 1980s perceive the society, era they belong to, or personal things and how they interpret them with their own unique visual language.
Eun-hyea Choi (Korean b. 1983) 's works consist of stitched up fragments of time and visualized figurative experiences that are somewhere between physical experiences and trails of memories. As endless movements are born from time and space as axes, they are translated as layers of colors and abstract forms. She explore a world without limits through the abstraction of the physical world.
Her works are represented in the collections of Seoul Museum of Art, Ilshin Foundation, Osan Museum of Art, Bank of Korea in Korea,
and Forman’s Smokehouse Gallery in the U.K.
Yukari Suematsu (Japanese b. 1987) creates works based on the theme of ambivalence in our societies.
Her works are created by using personal experiences as a starting point and transforming them into something that resonates with people from various walks of life. Because of it,her works are presented in abstract screen expressions and with a fuzzy message.
She creates a unique forum by making full use of the blurring and layering of vivid acrylic paint.
She graduated from Tama Art University in 2010 and has won numerous awards, including the Jury Award (Director, Kanazawa 21st Century Museum of Art), Shell Art Award 2017 (2017), and The 33rd HOLBEIN Scholarship, Holbein Art Materials Inc. (2019). In 2019, a special exhibition series “Project N 76 Yukari Suematsu” was held at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery to introduce emerging artists. She has participated in residency programs in Nagano, Nakajo, Niigata, and Finland.
Seo-hyeon Moon (Korean b.1982) creates contemporary patchworks in her unique style while making full use of traditional techniques of Jogakbo, Korean traditional patchwork. She uses recycling scraps of silk from hanbok and other items for her works.
She presents her works that are closer to painting, based on the abstract patterns, compositional beauty, and sophisticated color arrangement seen in the traditional Jogakbo.
Graduated from Kyungwon University, Department of Textile Art, in 2005. Held a solo exhibition at Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul Arts Center in 2023 (selected by the New Artist Contest Program).
Gathered Light, 80.3x65.1cm, Oil on Canvas, 2022
Like This for Now 今はこのまま 06
100 x 100cm, Acrylic on canvas, 2023
It could be either どちらにもなりうる
91 x 72.7cm, Acrylic on canvas, 2023
The Fringes of Memory 記憶の周縁
50 x 145.4cm [set of 2], Acrylic on canvas, 2020
Dreamy House 想像の家 4, 50 x 50cm, Various fabrics, Hand sewing, 2023
House of Thoughts 思惟の家 R, 35 x 28cm, Various fabrics, Hand sewing and Fabric dyeing, 2023
House of Thoughts 思惟の家 O, 35 x 28cm, Various fabrics, Hand sewing and Fabric dyeing, 2023
House of Thoughts 思惟の家 Y, 35 x 28cm, Various fabrics, Hand sewing and Fabric dyeing, 2023
House of Thoughts 思惟の家 G, 35 x 28cm, Various fabrics, Hand sewing and Fabric dyeing, 2023
House of Thoughts 思惟の家 B, 35 x 28cm, Various fabrics, Hand sewing and Fabric dyeing, 2023
House of Thoughts 思惟の家 N, 35 x 28cm, Various fabrics, Hand sewing and Fabric dyeing, 2023
House of Thoughts 思惟の家 V, 35 x 28cm, Various fabrics, Hand sewing and Fabric dyeing, 2023