Explaining the works of the artist Lee Lee Nam, who embraces a wide range of subjects, including the ‘Five-minutes aesthetics’, the wall giving details on the work of the artist, mentions, “Infusing life into paintings revives them and restores their inner feelings.” And that essence has been truly captured at the K-Art exhibition booth. The artworks look alive to you, and one ends up spending more time looking at the artworks, a technique that the artist explains “assumed a significant role in my works.”
Kim Hong Do – Painting of Bamboo – is a digital reinterpretation of the ink and bamboo painting by Kim Hong Do, a representative painter of the late Joseon Dynasty
The work, Cartoon Folding Screen 1, is a digital folding screen work created in collaboration with the works of Korea’s leading cartoonists. “The artwork digitally transcends the boundaries of monitor frames, eras, and countries, satirising the power dynamics in contemporary art through the metaphor of cannonballs flying through art history and modern issues. It aims to critique the cartoon-like nature of the real world by encapsulating stories from ancient times to the present within the beauty of the four seasons,” explains a press release shared by KCCI.
The work Chochungdo is based on the two works of Chochungdo by Shin Saimdang, a female artist who excelled in poetry and calligraphy during the mid-Joseon Dynasty
“The work Chochungdo is based on the two works of Chochungdo by Shin Saimdang, a female artist who excelled in poetry and calligraphy during the mid-Joseon Dynasty. The author tries to show a new painting method by adding modern digital techniques while preserving the painting quality of the original as much as possible. The artwork – Kim Hong Do – Painting of Bamboo – is a digital reinterpretation of the ink and bamboo painting by Kim Hong Do, a representative painter of the late Joseon Dynasty. It breathes new life into a work that has lost its light trapped in the canvas by expressing the invisible wind flow and snow scenery digitally.” adds the release.
Korean ambassador Chang Jae-bok at the art fair
Korean ambassador Chang Jae-bok, who also visited the art fair on Day 1, shared, “India Art Fair is the biggest art fair around the world in terms of visitor`s number and its size. It shows the importance and popularity of art in India and Indian arts in the world. We would like to take this chance to present our latest and world-renowned K-Art, especially Korean media arts on this prestigious platform.”