313 Art Project - Booth A 103
313 ART PROJECT is a contemporary art gallery located in Seoul, South Korea that promotes meaningful exchange between international and Korean art scenes. Their artists have engaged in various art projects and international art fairs, such as Venise Biennale, Art Paris, Art Miami and KIAF Art Seoul, etc.
The gallery presents a booth curated around the overarching theme of Obangsaek, the traditional Korean color spectrum centered around the concept of Yin and Yang. Each of the white, black, blue, yellow, and red colours of Obangsaek represent the five cardinal directions and elements in Korean tradition. Five artists, Kiwon Park, Lee Wan, Je Yeoran, Gigisue, and Jungpyo Hong will each present works that respond to this theme.
Kiwon Park, a minimalist installation artist, presents black pyramid-shaped sponges for viewers to step on and enjoy a unique tactile sensation. His paintings on traditional Korean paper installed above the sponges highlight the artist’s dedication to pre- serving the Korean tradition. Je Yeoran, an abstract artist, creates the traditional Korean aesthetic with her signature Usquam Nusquam series but using hitherto unseen monochromatic hues of white. Gigisue, figurative painter, pays homage in her predominantly blue Pater Noster series to the Landscape Paintings by Gyeomjae Jeongseon, the most renowned artist of the Chosun Dynasty. Lee Wan, who represented the Korean Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale, will exhibit the final installment to his A Diligent Attitude Towards a Meaningless Thing series. Lastly, the sculptor Jungpyo Hong, will present works that encompass all the vibrant colours of the Obangsaek.