Nick Gentry & Seo Young-Deok - Human Connection

Opera Gallery London

September 14 - September 28 2018

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Opera Gallery London

September 14 - September 28 2018

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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.

Nick Gentry, The Survivors, 2018

The Survivors, 2018

Oil paint on rusted steel panel . 122 x 197 cm |

Young-deok Seo , Meditation 975, 2016

Meditation 975, 2016

Iron chain . 275 x 225 x 130 cm | 108.3 x 88.6 x 51.2 in