Nick Gentry & Seo Young-Deok - Human Connection

September 14 - September 28 2018

Opera Gallery London

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Opera Gallery London

September 14 - September 28 2018

134 New Bond Street London W1S 2TF

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Sun: 12 pm - 5 pm

Add to Calendar 2018-09-14 00:00:00 2018-09-28 00:00:00 Nick Gentry & Seo Young-Deok - Human Connection

\'Human Connection\' is a joint exhibition featuring London-based painter Nick Gentry and South Korean sculptor Seo Young-Deok, exhibited for the first time together.

Both born in the 1980s, these two emergent artists construct fascinating portraits of anonymous individuals searching for identity in a world destabilised by increasingly relentless technological progress. Nick Gentry and Seo Young-Deok utilise unusual, recycled materials to create their artworks. Gentry paints enigmatic portraits on floppy disks, VHS cassettes, film negatives and fragmented CD-ROMs that contain people’s memories and data. In Seoul, on the other side of the globe, Seo renders large-scale sculptures of the human figure from bicycle chains - a material emblematic of the contrasting feelings of empowerment and alienation people often experience in industrialised, modern East Asian cities. 

Despite geographical and cultural boundaries, Nick Gentry and Seo Young-Deok have found relief from the adversities of our fast paced world in the value of social relationships. Comfort in the power of human connection.

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Introduction

'Human Connection' is a joint exhibition featuring London-based painter Nick Gentry and South Korean sculptor Seo Young-Deok, exhibited for the first time together.

Both born in the 1980s, these two emergent artists construct fascinating portraits of anonymous individuals searching for identity in a world destabilised by increasingly relentless technological progress. Nick Gentry and Seo Young-Deok utilise unusual, recycled materials to create their artworks. Gentry paints enigmatic portraits on floppy disks, VHS cassettes, film negatives and fragmented CD-ROMs that contain people’s memories and data. In Seoul, on the other side of the globe, Seo renders large-scale sculptures of the human figure from bicycle chains - a material emblematic of the contrasting feelings of empowerment and alienation people often experience in industrialised, modern East Asian cities. 

Despite geographical and cultural boundaries, Nick Gentry and Seo Young-Deok have found relief from the adversities of our fast paced world in the value of social relationships. Comfort in the power of human connection.

Available artworks

Young-deok Seo , Meditation 975, 2016