313 ART PROJECT , Stand n° AM534

Usquam Nusquam -  Yeoran Je

Yeoran Je Usquam Nusquam

The Forest 1&2 -   Sid

Sid The Forest 1&2

Father Still Life 23 -   Gigisue

Gigisue Father Still Life 23

A Diligent Attitude Towards a Meaningless Thing #2 -  Wan Lee

Wan Lee A Diligent Attitude Towards a Meaningless Thing #2

Usquam Nusquam -  Yeoran Je

Yeoran Je Usquam Nusquam

Usquam Nusquam -  Yeoran Je

Yeoran Je Usquam Nusquam

Exhibiting Artists

  • Gigisue  (+)

    Biography : Born and raised in Seoul, Gigisue is an emerging Korean artist who applies various genres, including painting, drawing, installation, and video, to visualize emotional conflicts she had encountered in juvenility and ultimately seeks for reconciliation through the works. She fuses figurative and abstract painting styles, while merging personal and social issues. She blends her childhood memories of father with pervasive patriarchal attitudes in Korea, and by doing so, she recapitulates and reinterprets contemporary social issues of gender and capitalism. Although Gigisue is concerned with the social restrictions she has faced from youth, she offers love and harmony that bolster up her courage to overcome them. In one of her representative works, Father Still Life painting series, Gigisue depicts typical vanitas still life paintings in dim shapes and overlaps scribble drawings on them. The doodles are rooted in her childhood experience with her father, and by revitalizing the old memories, she highlights a gap between charming reminiscence and harsh truth of her father she had faced after his death. Still life paintings on the background seem energetic and splendid yet are actually limited and lifeless as they represent death, or immutable state. The scribbles on the front, however, remind the pure memories Gigisue had in past and emphasize love she shared with her father. Thus, although the works deliver the conflicts raised by discordance between ideal and real life, Gigisue highlights hope and good will that encourage her to overcome the past experiences. Gigisue had solo exhibition at 313 Art Project in 2018. She has also participated in group exhibitions at various art institutions including Gyeonggi Museum of Art (2017), Sunggok Museum, Seoul (2016), Kansong Art and Culture Foundation, Seoul (2016).

    Artist's Objects:

    •   Gigisue - Father Still Life 23 Father Still Life 23

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  • Je Yeoran  (+)

    Biography : Je Yeoran has been using squeegees, instead of typical tools like brushes, for around thirty years to define her own style of art. She keeps posing fundamental questions about paintings – ‘What is painting’, ‘What painting delivers’, ‘What do audiences feel’, and so on - and demands audiences to be an active participant in understanding her works. Je Yeoran’s paintings are represented by antagonism and dynamism. She especially highlights dichotomous values, such as ascent and descent, expansion and contraction, brightness and darkness, delight and anger, and so on… Each value delivers dynamic energy independently, yet, at the same time, it offsets the power rising from other values to bring calm, or peaceful, state. Such characteristics deliver the meaning behind the title, Usquam Nusquam, and represent Je’s attitude that the power of visual arts can be understood as everything but as nothing at the same time. Moreover, Je thinks colors are highly similar to time since they are layered one upon another. As a result, every color is connected to each other, and it is natural that certain colors follow after others. Although dark blue and black hues are contrary to bright red and pink colors theoretically, they are not different at all according to the artist. As delight follows anger, Je is filled with bright energy and emotion after fully throwing herself into breath and movements rising from dark colors.

    Artist's Objects:

    •  Yeoran Je - Usquam Nusquam Usquam Nusquam
    •  Yeoran Je - Usquam Nusquam Usquam Nusquam
    •  Yeoran Je - Usquam Nusquam Usquam Nusquam

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  • Lee Wan  (+)

    Biography : Lee Wan, who has represented the Korean Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale, examines the contemporary social structure with a keen perspective and reinterprets them through various visual media. By capturing the inescapable social structure that enforces de-individualized roles, Lee attempts to highlight the systemic problems following the democratization of Asia from a political as well as socio-economic perspective. In his quintessential series Diligent Attitude Towards a Meaningless Thing, Lee employs contract workers to fill the entire canvas with a single color using a size one brush, and then the artist himself finishes the painting by brushing down the canvas in a single stroke from the brush made to fit the entire width of the canvas. The painting, ordered by the artist as an employer and a consumer, fails be meaningful to neither to the workers nor the artist, and instead merely functions as the outcome of diligent efforts to fulfill a contract. Through the series, Lee warns against the future in which individuals are caught in the chain of labor and consumption enforced by the societal structure. Proper Time, an installation piece that was exhibited in the 57th Venice Biennale, is composed of 668 clocks, each of which runs at its own pace. Engraved on each clock are the name, birthday, nationality, and occupation of the people the artist interviewed. The pace at which the individual’s clock runs is determined by the amount of time the individual in question must work in order to afford a meal. The space filled with clocks rotating at different speeds comments on the inequity of capitalistic society that values individuals’ time from a standardized point of view.

    Artist's Objects:

    •  Wan Lee - A Diligent Attitude Towards a Meaningless Thing #2 A Diligent Attitude Towards a Meaningless Thing #2

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  • Sid  (+)

    Artist's Objects:

    •   Sid - The Forest 1&2 The Forest 1&2

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Other Represented Artists

About

313 ART PROJECT is a contemporary art gallery located in Seoul, South Korea, that promotes meaningful exchange between international and Korean art scenes. Since the opening of its first space at Dosan Park in Cheongdam-dong, the cultural hub of Gangnam, 313 has focused on introducing the wider international art scene to Korea and focusing international spotlight on emerging Korean artists.

313 established its footing by introducing artists who have risen to international acclaim but were still relatively unknown within Korea, such as Daniel Buren, Sophie Calle, Tony Oursler, and Xavier Veilhan. Moreover, the gallery has garnered recognition in Europe and North America by showcasing artists such as Kiwon Park, Lee Wan, Je Yeoran through international art fairs and group exhibitions. These artists, who translate personal philosophies rooted in Korean values into their unique artistic visions, have captured international attention on these platforms. As a result, in 2017, Lee Wan and Xavier Veilhan represented the Korean and French Pavilion respectively in the 57th Venice Biennale. 313 has also been a leading supporter of public art, installing Xavier Veilhan’s Great Mobiles in Incheon International Airport Terminal 2 which opened in early 2018.

The gallery brought sensation in the Korean art community recently through (2017 – 18), which broke away from the conventional commercial mindset of galleries and instead offered a new paradigm of art curation. While engaging in global conversations on art, 313 has long felt limitations of the Korean art market which leans heavily on established artists. The project stems out of its initiative to discover and support young, hidden artists. 313 ART PROJECT selected five artists in their thirties and forties with tremendous potential and held their solo exhibitions in the gallery’s new space in Seongbuk district, where traditional Korean way of life and values are preserved.

Innovative endeavor of the gallery is continued in < 313 Seongbuk-dong – Alternative Space Project > in 2018. The new project aims to provide not only on-site experiences but also chances to meet a broad range of audiences to young artists and curators who will lead the future of the Korean contemporary arts. By offering exhibition spaces and opportunities to undergraduate and graduate student in fine arts as well as young independent artists and curators, 313 ART PROJECT hopes to foster the growth of domestic arts.

While Cheongdam is on the forefront of cultural trends in Asia, Seongbuk preserves traditional Korean heritage. By opening two new spaces in neighborhoods with disparate values, 313 ART PROJECT strives to present multifaceted dimensions of the Korean art scene at the heart of Seoul. The solo exhibitions of Je Yeoran, Xavier Veilhan, Florian & Michael Quistrebert, Kiwon Park, and Daniel Buren will be held in the new spaces.

Contact

313 ART PROJECT w:  http://www.313artproject.com Founded:  2010