Exhibitions

YINGMING TU

Route To Root: A Journey To The Center

  • Schedule : Saturday, June 25, 2022 ~ Friday, July 15, 2022
  • Opening : Saturday, June 26, 2022 at 11:00 am ~ 5:00 pm
  • Place : E2Art Gallery (1215 W. Washington Blvd. LA CA 90007)
  • Open Hour : Monday ~ Saturday at 10am ~ 5pm
  • Contact : 213-741-0014

 

 

 

 

KIM, YUN SHIN

For A Moment - This Moment

  • Schedule : Saturday, May 7, 2022 ~ Friday, May 20, 2022
  • Opening : Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 11 am
  • Place : E2Art Gallery (1215 W. Washington Blvd. LA CA 90007)
  • Open Hour : Monday ~ Saturday at 10am ~ 5pm
  • Contact : 213-741-0014

 

Born in Wonsan, South Korea in 1935, Yunshin Kim graduated from Hongik University and studied at the National Academy of Fine Arts in Paris during the 1960s. After that she returned to her homeland and was active as a first-generation female Korean sculptor, going on to establish the Korean Women Sculptors Association. and serving as a professor at Sangmyung Womens' University. However, Yunshin Kim did not hesitate to choose Argentina after only one fateful trip there in 1983, which changed the way of her life.

Yunshin Kim is working under the thesis of, “A momentary moment-this moment.” It was only ‘for a moment’ that she left behind his solid career as an artist in Korea and chose Argentina.

The vast Argentine land, nature, and trees that embraced the horizon for Yunshin Kim, who was pursuing Eastern and Western ideas, caught her momentarily and tied her to her work until now.

For artist Yunshin Kim, a “momentary moment” refers to moment when something is born or perishes, and when it stops momentarily. It is said to refer to the very moment when nothing becomes a thing or exist and disappears with us. In other words, for her as an artist, “momentary” refers to the moment when the desired image is depicted in the work or comes to mind while pursuing something new and wonderful.

Her work is painted in the unique primary colors of South America, and it can be said that it is a feast of bold primary colors. The color can be found in our traditional five colors, and it is also related to her philosophical ethos, which seeks to express both Eastern and Western ideas in harmony. In Eastern philosophy, a “hap” and “minute” are her philosophical concepts that she has been pursuing since the late 1970s.

The finely drawn lines are combined to look like a plane, and the planes are formed into space and look like an object. However, each small line with a small dot that looks like it’s splitting a tree, appears to be the light of countless stars in the vast universe.

 

 

KIM, WHI BOO

Going on a Long Journey

  • Schedule : Saturday, May 7, 2022 ~ Friday, May 20, 2022
  • Opening : Friday, April 15, 2022 at 6:30pm ~ 8:30 pm
  • Place : E2Art Gallery (1215 W. Washington Blvd. LA CA 90007)
  • Open Hour : Monday ~ Saturday at 10am ~ 5pm
  • Contact : 213-741-0014
Geo Series 2022-B
Mixed Media
39 ½ x 69 ½

   

In the dawn’s early sky prior to sunrise, a grinding noise echoes out. The sound of artist Whi Boo Kim waking up the quiet dawn is the beginning of a day to express his art world. Artist Whi Boo Kim grinds, rubs, paints, sticks, and then crushes everything frequently as if he were in the springtime of life despite his age being close to 80's.

“Mr. Kim, where is the work you saw last time?”

“I got rid of it because I didn’t like it…” is the writer-like answer given by Kim.

His works are fascinated by simple yet bold colors. Excessive color is not burdensome, and it is made with its own color through various work processes, so you can feel the beauty and softness. He finds common and useless materials that seem to pass by around us, injects meaning into them, and creates new works of art through the process of refining the lines and planes together on the canvas. In the process of attaching and detaching, natural division occurs, and refraction occurs, creating another shape. However, even the newly born works after such a long journey disappear in an instant if the artist Whi Boo Kim does not satisfy it.

Whi Boo Kim, who goes on a long journey in search of his own spiritual value, is an artist who has worked tirelessly to protect his world of work through his 40 years of work in LA. I can't help but be interested in works like his own self-immolation that connects the trajectory of his life with his artist's unique technique.

On April 15, 2022, Artist Whi Boo Kim's solo exhibition ‘Leaving on a Long Journey’ will be held at the E2Art Gallery in Washington and Hoover. In the show, you can find more than 20 diverse works of art, including masterpieces as well as small pieces. We welcome everyone to take a look at the wonderful works which he has created for over 40 years.

The exhibition is open to the public and the opening reception will be held on Friday, April 15, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. You will have a chance to meet Whi Boo Kim at the opening reception.