Counting air, a two-person exhibition by YO Daham and CHOI Yoonsuk, will be on view at Primary Practice from October 4 to November 26.
The exhibition transforms everyday life into art and invites new discoveries about life. The works by YO Daham and CHOI Yoonsuk show a cross-section of everyday life, but the depicted life is not a big event worthy of attention, nor does it derive a specific cause and effect.
YO Daham focuses on the traces of life such as flyers posted around the city. The flyers are torn off in a chaotic manner and left to disappear, leaving only their traces behind. The artist expresses the sense of disorder and order derived from flyers in < Friction > (2023) as thinly superimposed images or patterns on a steel grid. CHOI Yoonsuk repeats over 200 photographs of fried eggs, which he ate for breakfast for two years, in a video < All Apologies > (2023). Also, he composes videos of himself at different times of the day, such as late at night or at dawn (‘Echo’ series). CHOI’s works, in which a scene from real life is repeated without any special modification, invite viewers to reflect on their own daily lives.
From October 4 to 22, Space uooyoung will present Siwol Park(b. 1993)’s solo exhibition. Park focuses on beautiful moments and memories and visualizes them. She collects moments of beauty in her own life and the lives of others and pays attention to where and how beauty is created. Her works are mainly paintings and drawings, and she also paints on glass.
The artist’s interest in beautiful moments and memories continues in this exhibition. However, in this exhibition, the artist focuses more specifically on a beautiful moment witnessed by her mother, a dream her mother had while pregnant with the artist. The artist depicts complex narratives and emotions derived from her mother’s beautiful scenes, which the artist cannot witness but is clearly connected to herself.
The works in the exhibition are about snow. The paintings emphasize snow-covered mountains and scenes of blizzards, while the thin lines drawn on glass evoke the appearance of frozen snow. According to the preface, the interest in snow is connected to the act of walking in the snow, tracking the traces of a beautiful moment of another person, specifically her mother.
From October 4 to 18, Hongti Art Center, a creative space operated by the Busan Cultural Foundation, will host a solo exhibition by Lee Haeun (b. 1994) titled Arc Anchor Flickering. The exhibition is part of a relay exhibition by eight artists in residence at the Hongti Art Center.
Lee has been presenting works that combine individual and independent natural objects into a single painting. The disparate natural landscapes are derived from the artist’s moment of enlightenment. The sharp sensation that occurs at the moment of enlightenment is symbolized by the nature that is precariously balanced on the ground.
This exhibition presents works based on the artist’s experience while traveling around the Busan Saha-gu. She synthesizes the sense of distance and otherness that she felt while living in the Busan area during her residency program under the theme of ‘Landscape on the Edge.’ To this end, she adds panels or rearranges the distance between works to visualize the experience of space and images.