Jae Ko - Gi (氣 Vital Force)
Opera Gallery is pleased to present Korean/American artist Jae Ko's first exhibition in London. Featuring wall-mounted works and freestanding sculptures, the selection traces Jae Ko's distinctive visual language with elegant ellipses, spirals, and ribbon installations made of recycled paper soaked in vats of ink. Her biomorphic creations address the relationship between humans, nature, and writing, all of which focus on an expressive form of figuration resonant with movement and the chromatic interplay of fluid, organic form. Informed by her Korean roots as much as by her training in Japan and subsequent career in the US, her works seamlessly combine and challenge the principles of these traditions. Jae Ko aims 'to present the hidden forces of nature', drawing connections with traditional East Asian beliefs that a vital force animates all living entities, flowing through all aspects of nature.