Pretty Powerful and Pretty Colorful!

Gallery Sun Contemporary caught my eye during the Anguk wander the other day with its big front window showcasing a few works by artist Koh Sang Woo just asking me to walk in the door. So, I did. On the first floor the few works seem to showcase a nude neon painted woman and wondering how the effect was captured I followed the signs out the back door and up the staircase to the second floor showcasing more of the works from the exhibition Pretty Powerful.

The second floor showcased more of the artist’s works as well as a video showing the making of. He “incorporates painting, photography, objects and performance art together into his unique style of creation”. Before photographing his subjects he takes a month to get to know them and find which emotion will best express the “biographic hero or heroine in the model”.

Koh Sang Woo was among Hankook Ilbo’s 10 selected Korea’s representing artists and Art in Culture magazine’s selected hundred ‘Korea’s Young Art Power’ in 2008. Currently based out of New York he has shown in galleries from London to Hong Kong and Singapore.

A ‘Pretty Powerful’ exhibit indeed. The colors were wonderfully exhilarating. The exhibit will continue until May 8, so take advantage of this last weekend to see it if possible.

Website: Gallery Sun Contemporary

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