25 March - 14 April 2021
Opera Gallery is thrilled to present Immergé, unveiling the newest series of works by Korean artist Yoo Bong Sang.

Yoo Bong Sang uses simple steel nails to pursue his research on image’s construction. Carefully conducting and revealing light, he creates shadows and reflections that reveal landscapes. These forests and wild jungles appear to be in a constant movement, growing and revealing themselves as the viewer changes positions.

This online viewing room invite you to wander and dive in these unique and curious lanscapes made of nails and headless pins.
‘‘My pieces always begin with photography. I spend a lot of time waiting for the ideal light that will give my photographs a certain quality of shadow that I can work with in my pieces.”

SG20200926, 2020
Headless pins and acrylic on wooden panel
100 x 150 cm – 39.4 x 59.1 in
Available

SG20190831, 2019
Headless pins and acrylic on wooden panel
100 x 300 cm – 39.4 x 118.1 in (diptych)
Available

SG20201001, 2020
Headless pins and acrylic on wooden panel
150 x 100 cm – 59.1 x 39.4 in
Available


JJ20210129, 2021
Headless pins and acrylic on wooden panel
150 x 100 cm – 59.1 x 39.4 in
Available
‘‘Then I choose those photographs that will be best for my underlying designs based on the shadows, which will determine the density of nails I use.”

TR20180505, 2018
Nails and acrylic on wooden panel
60 x 120 cm – 23.6 x 47.2 in
Available
‘‘Having applied my selected photograph carefully to each frame that I have created, I’m ready to start the practical part of my creative process.”

JJ20190804, 2019
Headless pins and acrylic on wooden panel
150 x 200 cm – 59.1 x 78.7 in
Available

SG20191010, 2019
Nails and acrylic on wooden panel
100 x 450 cm - 39.4 x 177.2 in (triptych)
Available


JJ20210302, 2021
Headless pins and acrylic on wooden panel
150 x 60 cm – 59.1 x 23.6 in
Available
‘‘It’s true that nails are hard, cold material primarily designed for industrial use. My work is about using this hard, cold metal to produce a soft and delicate result.”

ET20190801, 2019
Headless pins and acrylic on wooden panel
100 x 150 cm – 39.4 x 59.1 in
Available

GON20190701, 2019
Headless pins and acrylic on wooden panel
60 x 120 cm – 23.6 x 47.2 in
Available

‘‘Rather than draw inspiration from a particular style of art, I’m much more stimulated and influenced by moments from everyday life. Glaring sunlight and shadow, a forest in the rain or covered by heavy fog, trees...”

JJ20190907, 2019
Headless pins and acrylic on wooden panel
60 x 120 cm – 23.6 x 47.2 in
Available

GON20190720, 2019
Headless pins and acrylic on wooden panel
80 x 200 cm – 31.5 x 78.7 in
Available

JJ20190531, 2019
Headless pins and acrylic on wooden panel
80 x 150 cm – 31.5 x 59.1 in
Available
This Viewing Room was created to coincide with the exhibition Immergé | Yoo Bong Sang, presented at Opera Gallery Seoul, 25 March - 14 April 2021.

To enquire about availabilities and gallery specifics, please contact seoul@operagallery.com or + 82 2 3446 0070