Opera Gallery Hong Kong is delighted to showcase Summer Blossoms, a radiant selection of contemporary Korean artists: Chun Kwang-Young, Cho Sung-Hee, Jae Ko, Lee Gil-Rae, Kim Hee-Kyung, Ran Hwang, Lee Jung Ho and Lee Gi Seong.
Korean artists resonate with life’s eternal cycle. Their inventive use of Hanji paper, iron powder, copper, and pins allow an expansive viewing experience. The richness of nature is heightened and preserved, from Kim Hee-Kyung’s everlasting ripples of wind on water, to Lee Gil-Rae’s eternal forests sheltered from industrial production. Incorporating autobiographical elements within their art, Chun Kwang-Young’s Aggregations reimagine childhood paper parcels containing medication, while Cho Sung-Hee’s joyful flowers pay tribute to the memory of her father tending to the garden. Artworks exhibited represent both an artistic self-reflection and meditation, as well as an homage to the enduring beauty of nature.
Experience a dynamic, textured exhibition deeply embedded in Korean culture, yet exploring universal themes of life. On display from August 31st to September 30th, Summer Blossoms transitions from the effervescence of late Summer to the warm glow of Autumn.
Ran Hwang, Healing Blossoms_AB1
Paper buttons, beads, pins on plexiglas
170 x 236 cm | 66.9 x 92.9 in
Cho Sung-Hee, Red Blossom A
162 x 130 cm | 63.8 x 51.2 in
Cho Sung-Hee, White Blossom with Red and Blue
Korean rice paper (Hanji) and oil on canvas
130 x 97 cm | 51.2 x 38.2 in
Chun Kwang Young, Aggregation18-AU046
Mixed media with korean mulberry paper
182 x 158 cm | 71.7 x 62.2 in
Jae Ko, JK1039 Ultramarine Blue with Sky Blue, 2010
Rolled paper, colored ink and glue
58 x 109 x 12 cm | 22.8 x 42.9 x 4.7 in
Jae Ko, JK1026 Black with Pink
Rolled paper, Sumi ink, glue
51 x 40 x 12 cm | 20.1 x 15.7 x 4.7 in