313 Art Project - Booth A203
313 Art Project will present three Korean artists, Lee Wan, Kiwon Park, and Gigisue, whose respective approaches to painting highlight different aspects of the arts.
Lee Wan, who was presented at the Korea Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale, works with multiple mediums to inspect social and cultural phenomena and seek true meaning behind them. He perceives modern social systems with sharp eyes and criticizes the standardization, or de-individualization, caused by irresistible social movement. In his recent painting series, Lee underscores the unproportionate rewards of labor and the true value of working.
Kiwon Park is a minimalist artist who creates both installations and paintings. He visualizes ordinary materials in unusual manners in order to suggest different perspectives of understanding medium and space. In the painting series, he paints innumerable numbers of smooth yet strong strokes to recreate the ambience of certain memorable sites.
Gigisue utilizes various media to visualize emotional conflicts she encountered during her adolescence and ultimately seeks reconciliation through her works. She fuses figurative and abstract painting styles to merge the personal with the political: in exploring her personal relationship with her father, Gigisue investigates the impact of patriarchy and capitalism on modern familial relations.