2019 Young Artist Invistional Exhibition Weird Gourmet – Haru. K_Pungent-tasting Jjamppong
- 2019.12.14 ~ 2020.02.23
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- GMA Ha Jungwoong Musuem of Art
- Gwangju Museum of Art
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The exhibition selects one young artist with a strong work activity and outstanding creativity, highlighting the artis and the art world, supporting local youth artists and revitalizing local art.
The Gwangju Museum of Art annually presents the Young Artist Invitation Exhibition in which it selects one up-and-coming young artist from Gwangju Jeonnam. Haru. K has been selected as the invited artist for this year’s art show based on recommendations made by curators as well as various reviews and discussions held at a seminar to grasp the activities and art worlds of different recommended artists. Haru. K has been active as a participant in 12 solo shows and numerous group exhibitions both at home and abroad. He has been a recipient of the 2013 Shinsegae Art Prize and was a resident artist for the artist-in-residence programs provided by the Uijae Cultural Foundation and the Gwangju Museum of Art. This exhibition featuring Haru. K titled Pungent-Tasting Jjamppong, Weird Gourmet brings together the seminal works he did as a young artist. It includes the series Delicious Scape he began in 2012 and the three-dimensional work Edited Scape.
Haru. K inherits tradition, unfurls his identity and individuality at liberty, and imparts a contemporary atmosphere to landscapes while crossing the boundaries of various territories. His landscapes are particularly marked by feelings of mirth, excitement, and a taste of the journey taken from landscapes found in true-view landscape paintings of the late Joseon period. This expression of landscapes seems to be a showcase of his will to inherit traditional landscape painting which tried to contain the spirituality and eternity of mountains and waters while dreaming of a utopia.
His works demonstrate his inheritance of aspects of traditional painting and his potent repulsion of any high-toned attitude towards traditional landscape painting. Haru. K has made his own distinctive works through a mixture of subject matters of relatively diverse sizes, touching on the themes of landscape and food. His landscapes are emphatically overflowing with delightful things. Scenes of contemporary people’s hectic everyday lives are not found in our momentary memories. His work is a simultaneous showcase of playful images symbolic of the nature that contemporary humans try to understand and the momentary, hedonic aspects hidden behind them, encapsulating the inner spirituality that traditional landscapes emphasized. His landscapes represent kaleidoscopic present emotions in a convoluted fashion, revealing the hidden side of contemporary society and culture that have endlessly extended their territories.