From October 6 to 28, Efremidis Seoul will present Statues Also Fall in Love, a solo exhibition by Aura Rosenberg (b.1949).
Aura Rosenberg interrogates the power of images within social contexts such as sexuality, gender, and family. Rosenberg works in a variety of media, including photography, video, performance, painting, and sculpture, with photography taking center stage.
This exhibition presents 13 works that utilize a lenticular lens, which allows the viewer to see different images depending on the angle of view. The artist photographs statues in Rome, Florence, and New York, then transforms them into digital pornographic images found on the internet. In the transformation process, the lenticular lens’s effect is utilized to combine classical and contemporary nudes in one place. Rosenberg’s works question the boundaries between eroticism, taboo, and art.
My Ghost Part II, a solo exhibition by artist Jaeheon Lee (b. 1976), will be held at Gallery SP from October 4 to 28. My Ghost is divided into two parts. While the first part, which ran from August 30 to September 27, showcased a comprehensive selection of artist’s works, the second part focuses on the ‘Idol’ series and presents 66 portraits.
Lee focuses on the portraits and also the relationship between figures and landscapes. He uses the technique of painting and erasing to obscure the relationship between forms and landscapes. This technique is also applied to portraits, which feature faces that are superimposed and erased so that their identities cannot be determined. These portraits reflect the artist’s concerns about the nature of anxiety and the invisible world.
This exhibition will present portraits from the ‘Idol’ series. ‘Idol’ is a series of works that the artist has been working on since 2015, modeled after idols and people around him. The faces of the figures are blurred and unrealistic, and in contrast, their clothes are more clearly outlined and colored. This relationship between face and cloth can be seen as an extension of his interest in the relationship between figure and landscape.
Gwon Do-yeon (b. 1980)’s solo exhibition Twinkle will be held at Perigee Gallery from October 6 to November 25.
Gwon has been photographing wild dogs and other wildlife by following them and photographing them in his series ‘Bukhansan’ and ‘Nocturama’. The artist captures his subjects in the form of black-and-white-documentary photographs in the dark hours of the night when only artificial light such as camera flashes and streetlights exist.
In this exhibition, the ‘Twinkle’ series features a variety of animals, including raccoons, water deer, and otters. The photographs were taken while traveling to and from Haengju Bridge, Nanji Bridge, Jeonho Bridge, and Gayang Bridge. The artist found a circular green area near the bridges where wildlife gathered. Then he spent a long time meeting, observing, and photographing animals going in and out of the green area. The process of photographing animals and their surroundings is not just a process of documentation, but a process of resolving tension between animals and the artist as they face each other.