BB&M Gallery is in its last week with the group exhibition Dream life† Curated by renowned art critic Dan Cameron, the show brings together five diverse artists who encompass new forms of representation in American painting today. Having exhibited at some of the most prestigious institutions in the US, including LACMA, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney, the group show marks one of the first moments of exposure in Korea for one of the five artists on display.
Inspired by his Spanish and Native American heritage, Esteban Cabeza de Baca combines a number of painterly techniques – from graffiti, landscape features and iconography from the pre-Columbian era – to reinterpret the language of European landscape painting and abstraction. In a similar vein, Alex Dodge, who alternates his time between New York City and Tokyo, refers to ancient Japanese techniques, such as ukiyo-e block printing and katazome stenciling process. As a result, each of his vivid scenes floats between analog and digital, real and imagined worlds.
“Rooted in representation without truly being fully committed to its principles,” Cameron said in a statement, each artist challenges traditional genres through a careful choice of color, shape, texture and gesture. Dream life is on display at BB&M Gallery in Seoul until July 2.
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