Focus and Sight
Yang Hye-Jin & Choi Sung-Seok

Yang Hye-Jin & Choi Sung-Seok

Opening: 2016.08.27(SAT)PM 3:00
Exhibition period : 2016.08.27(SAT)~ 2016.09.25(SUN)
Exhibition place : Yoonarte Shanghai
Exhibition time: 9:00am~6:00pm
Curator: Sharon

Focus and Sight

On August 27th, the opening ceremony of Korean artists’Yang Hye-Jin & Choi Sung-Seok’s two-man invitationalexhibition will be held in Gallery YoonarteShanghai. 31 works will be exhibited in the gallery from August 27thtill September 23rd, including Choi Sung-Seok’s Ecological Park 2012 and Yang Hye-Jin’s Lost in the Way 2015. Thisexhibition, “Focus and Sight”, will hopefully allow the audience to ponder what important things they have lost while blindly following the mainstream.

Mass-media is the main element in Yang Hye-Jin’s works, but the artist had actually lightened the color and blurred the form of the media and its audience, inviting the audience to question: “what are they really like?”Ocean waves and fish also appear often in Yang Hye-Jin’s works. A school of fish does not have a leader;they are a mass group of individuals. The unnatural points of focus and the huge waves created by them in these artworks mimic the countless schools of fish swimming in the deepsea against the crashing currents.

The media permeates every little part of our lives and directs our vision forcefullytowards one direction. The artist depicts the tale-telling media in her images and compels us to examine the exposed and hidden truths, and the forgotten matters of importance.

Choi Sung-Seokdepicts locations that we often ignore on his canvases. The word presence means the certain sense that humans, objects or feelings assuredly exists.On the other hand, absence points to the feeling that something doesn’t exist eventhough it does, and is an exclusively human experience. These two feelings originatefrom the differences between our lines of sight. Most people focus all of their sens

es toward eye-catching events and generally ignore everything else that happens, so they don’t receive any substantial experience from these “other”events. Choi Sung-Seok makes a conscious effort to approach the existences that modern people have neglected.

Choi Sung-Seok puts mundane scenes in our daily lives, places that don’t leave a trace in our minds on his canvas.

How can we find the correct perspective in the middle of all the misleading media and twisted information? Alain de Botton encouraged us in the epilogue of The Art ofTravel to examine our environment with brand new eyes. Even the roads that we take every day can seem different when we find our own vision. But the modern people had already lost their sight and only passively focuson certain events. Choi Sung-Seok silently replied to Yang Hye-Jin’s message. We lose ourselves and forget what’s important to us in the whirlpool of information created by the media, but Yang Hye-Jin and Choi Sung-Seok’s works allow us to slow down our footsteps, focus on what’s deep in our hearts, explore the environment around us and retain our own criticisms.

Galley Yoonarte provides an opportunity for those who are lost a chance to find themselves again.

焦点与视线

8月27日,上海相润艺术空间将隆重举行韩国画家梁惠真&崔成奭的双人邀请展开幕式。展期为8月27日至9月23日的本次展览共将展出31幅作品,其中包括崔成奭的代表作《生态公园2012》以及梁惠真的代表作《迷失道路2015》。展览的主题是‘焦点与视线’,希望本次展览能让大家反思由于盲目地跟随主流而忘却的重要的东西。

媒体是梁惠真作品的主要要素,但是在作品当中画家却淡化了媒体群众本身的色彩,并模糊了构图上的形态,诱使观看者们询问自己“他们的真实模样会是什么样的?”梁惠真的作品当中除了媒体以外常常会出现海浪与鱼群。鱼群没有特定的领导者,它们是个体的集合体。在画家的作品当中出现的不自然的焦点与这些焦点聚集而成的巨浪,简直如同在大海深处为了抵抗滔天巨浪而奋力游动的鱼群。

媒体的影响力渗透于我们生活中的每一部分,迫使我们盲目地看向同一个方向。画家把制造流言蜚语的媒体表现在画面当中并让我们思考看得见的与看不见的真实,以及忘却了的重要的东西。

崔成奭把我们在日常生活当中常常忽视的场所装载于画布当中。词典当中的“存在感”一词指的是人、事、与感觉拥有的自己确实存在的实感。相反,无存在感指的是实际存在的东西却像不存在一般,只是一种人类独有的感觉。这两个感觉其实仅仅源于我们自身视线的差异。大部分人都会把视线放在耀眼的地方与热点并把所有的感官都专注于那里。除了那里以外,大家都会用漠视的态度去面对,因此它们无法给与人们任何实质性的感觉。崔成奭的作品有意识地接近了现代人们所忽视的那些存在。

崔成奭把日常生活当中极为平淡无奇的场面,那些没有在我们的脑海中留下任何痕迹的场面停留了在画布上,

我们该如何在诱导着我们的视线的媒体,歪曲与虚假的认知当中找出正确的视线?阿兰德波顿在“旅行的技术”的后记当中促使我们用崭新的视线观看周边的环境。只要我们恢复自己的视

线每天走过的道路都会截然不同,但现代人们已经迷失了自己的视线并只是被动地去关注于焦点而已。崔成奭通过作品默默地答复了梁惠真讲述给我们的话语。在媒体制造的旋涡当中我们不断的迷失自我,并忘却重要的东西,但是梁惠真&崔成奭的双人展试图让我们放慢脚步,集中于自己的内心深处,并探索周围的环境从而保留自己的判断。

相润艺术空间为了迷失自己的观众们,提供了一个找回自己的机会。

초점과 시선 Focus and sight

8월27일, 갤러리윤아르떼에서는한국화가양혜진&최성석작가의기획초대2인전오프닝을진행한다. 8월27일부터9월23일까지약한달간갖게되는전시기간동안최성석작가의대표작<생태공원2012>과양혜진작가의대표작<길을잃다2015>을포함한총31점의작품을만나볼수있다. ” 초점과시선”을타이틀로한이번전시는”주류”에휩쓸려쉽게지나치는중요한것에대한사색의시간이될것이다.

양혜진은매스컴(masscommunication)이라는매체를작업의요소로사용하지만화폭에매스컴자체가더하려하였던색채들을인위적으로다시덜어내고흐릿한형태만남김으로써보는이가”실제모습은어떤것일까?”하는의문이들도록유도한다. 양혜진작품에서파도와물고기떼또한매스컴외에자주등장하는작업요소이다. 물고기떼는특정리더가있는것도아닌지극히개인적인개체들이모인집합체이다. 양혜진작가의작품속부자연스러운초점들과이초점들이모여커다란파도를만들어내는모습은흡사깊은바다속천적과거대한파도의저항을이겨내기위한물고기떼모습과도같다.

대중을일정한방향과행동으로몰기위한매체인매스컴(masscommunication)은현대우리생활속곳곳에스며들어있다. 양혜진작가는이러한매스컴이탄생시킨이슈들을화폭에정지시킴으로써보여지는것과보지못한, 지나친”중요한것”에대한사색을만들어낸다.

최성석작가는우리생활속가까이그러나시선밖에버려진존재들을화폭에담고있다. 존재감이란국어사전에서보면사람, 사물, 느낌따위가실제로있다고생각하는느낌이라고한다. 반대로무존재감이란존재하지만존재하지않는것과같은하나의인간이갖고있는느낌이다. 이두가지느낌을좌우지하는것은바로우리의시선차이이다. 사람들은화려하고”대세”라는주류에만시선을두고모든감각기관들반응시키려한다. 그외의대상들엔무감각함의태도를취해버리는현대인시선밖의대상들은분명

존재하지만실직적인감각을주지못하는존재로된다. 최성석작품들은이러한현대인들의무감각적으로무뎌진존재들에대한의도적인접근을작업에표현해내고있다.

최성석작가는흔히스쳐지나갈것들에시선을멈추어어쩌면작은기억하나로도남아있지않을일상의소소한아름다움을화면가득채운다.

우리의시선을끌어인식의왜곡과허위, 현항을일으키는초점에서올바른시선은어떠해야하는가?알랭드보통은”여행의기술” 에필로그에서우리는주변을새롭게관찰할수있어야한다고서술하였다. 늘지나가는길에서시선을회복하면매일이여행인데현대인들은시선을잃고초점에만피동적으로끌려서자아존재를상실한다. 양혜진작가가그의작품을통하여우리에게던지는화두를최성석은그의작품으로대답을제시하고있다.양혜진&최성석2인전은매스컴이만들어내는소용돌이에자아를상실해가고정말로중요한것들을지나쳐버리는현대인들에게잠시멈춰서자신그리고주위를둘러보게하는시간을선물하려한다.   

당신은오늘도급한파도에휩쓸려중요한무언가를지나쳐버리지않았나요?더욱행복하고의미있는삶을위하여윤아르떼에서잠시잃어버린시선을회복하기를희망한다.

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