[Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore] A group exhibition by six Korean artists, “Hyeon, Gyeongjeong, BLACK” will be held from Saturday, April 13th. Reconsider the traditional meaning of the color black.

Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore (6th floor, GINZA SIX, Chuo-ku, Tokyo) will hold a group exhibition by six Korean artists, "Hyeon, Gyeongjeong, BLACK," at GINZA ATRIUM from Saturday, April 13th to Wednesday, April 24th, 2024.

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In this exhibition, six artists who are active in the internationally acclaimed Korean art market will reconsider the traditional meaning of the colour black and express it in their artwork.
During the Joseon Dynasty, black was also called the "color of the sky" by the people of the time and was defined as an important color, such as being used in rituals. It was also considered and loved as the color of an ideal world, along with being recognized as the color of everything. However, today, influenced by Western concepts of color, its traditional meaning has disappeared, and it is recognized as a color with other meanings, such as death. This exhibition gives you an opportunity to think about the meanings of "colors" that have changed depending on the country and historical background.

Taeim Ha, Un Passage No.244010, 100x100cm, Acrylic on Canvas, 2024

Heo On, Sunny Afternoon no.1, 71 x 110 cm, Scratch on Board, 2024

Shumu, Heron, 30 x 32 x 2.5 cm, Woodcut, 2024

Yumi Joung, Untitled, 130 x 97 x 2.5 cm, Guashu and acrylic, colored pencil on Panel, 2024

Moonassi, anchored memory, 90.9 x 72.7 x 4.5 cm, Meok and Acrylic on Hanji mounted on wood panel, 2024

Sungok Park, A comfortable balance, 78 x 54 cm, Pencil and gold powder on paper, 2024

Artist profile

Ha Taeim (1973-, born in South Korea)
He creates vibrant and sophisticated works by piling up colorful paints on canvas. Each color embodies a human thought, emotion, and mood, creating an original world of work filled with a sense of rhythm, like a bar of music.

Heo-on (1985-, born in South Korea)
He creates his works by carving hundreds of times into scratchboard. He creates intricate works by making full use of two colors: the black surface layer and the lighter areas inside that peel away and are exposed, as well as ambiguous areas that cannot be distinguished as "black/white" due to the effects of light and shadow and the inside and outside of the carved lines.

Joung Yumi (1981-, born in South Korea)
After graduating from university, he majored in fine arts and animation directing at the Korea Academy of Film Arts. He creates animations and picture books using his unique, detailed and delicate pencil drawing technique. Recently, he has also been active in the field of painting, attracting attention at various exhibitions and art fairs. In 2014 and 2015, he became the first Korean to win the Bologna Lagacci Prize, known as the Nobel Prize of picture books, for two consecutive years.

MOONASSI (1977-, born in Korea)
After graduating from the Department of Oriental Painting at Hongik University, he began working in earnest under his current name, which is derived from the Buddhist term "muga" (selflessness), in 2010. In addition to two-dimensional paintings, he has experimented with a variety of expressions such as animation and objects, and has collaborated with Maison Kitsune, The New York Times, AMOREPACIFIC, HERMES, and others, attracting attention both at home and abroad.

Park Sungok (1981-, born in South Korea)
He draws detailed sketches using black pencil. The big-eyed, short-haired girl who often appears in his works is both the object of the artist's sympathy and a symbol of purity. In the early days of his work, he focused on the girl's face, but gradually he began to draw the whole body. In recent years, he has been drawing girls and black cats. He engages in creative activities that bring peace of mind and emotional healing, not for grandiose purposes.

Shumu (1994-, born in Korea)
Inspired by animals that have disappeared or died due to humans, he creates artworks with motifs of endangered animals or animals at risk of extinction in order to liberate them. Through metaphors such as animals holding strings, he criticizes human consumption and exploitation of animals and dreams of tranquility.

・Sales of works

Works exhibited at the venue will be available for sale in stores from 11:00 on Saturday, April 13th.
*Depending on the pre-sales situation, sales may end before the start of the event.

・Exhibition details : "Black"
Period: Saturday, April 13, 2024 to Wednesday, April 24, 2024 *Closing time at 18:00 on the last day | 11:00-20:00 * Closing time at 18:00 on the last day only Venue: Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore GINZA ATRIUM
Organized by: Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore Supported by: OKNP Co., Ltd. (Korea), FOG Co., Ltd., EVERYDAY MOOONDAY, LUAN & Co.
Admission: Free Inquiries: 03-3575-7755 (during business hours) /info.ginza@ccc.co.jp
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Date | Friday, April 12, 2024 18:30-20:30 (scheduled)
Ha Tae-im, Munassi, Park Seong-ok and Shum will be present on the day.
*Participation is open and admission is free

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