A woman poses with Kim Dong Yoo’s painting “Elizabeth II vs Diana” a giant oil of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth made up of scores of faces of Diana, former Princess of Wales, before the launch of the Korean Eye : Fantastic Ordinary exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea west London July 5, 2010. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor.
LONDON.- Korean Eye, presents their latest exhibition: Korean Eye: Fantastic Ordinary. Building on the huge success of last year’s Korean Eye: Moon Generation, Korean Eye seeks to create a legacy of Korean contemporary art by supporting emerging and more established Korean artists by exhibiting their work internationally. The launch of this new exhibition in London provides a unique opportunity for education and the appreciation of Korea’s rapidly developing art scene, which until recently had little exposure outside of Korea.In 2009 Korean Eye attracted over 250,000 visitors to the Saatchi Gallery. Fantastic Ordinary brings together this year’s selection of leading and emerging Korean artists, and deals with everyday life. Fantastic Ordinary will feature around 30 works by the following 10 artists: Bae Chan Hyo; Bae Joon Sung; Gwon Osang; Hong Young In; Jeon Joon Ho; Ji Yong Ho; Kim Dong Yoo; Kim Hyunsoo; Park Eun Young; and Shin Meekyoung. In addition, Fantastic Ordinary will also include the 2009 JoongAng Fine Art Prize Winner Jeon Chae-gang and Perrier Jouet nominated artist Lee Rim. The selection of work has been made by an international curatorial board, including Director of Hanart TZ Gallery and Chinese Curator Tsong-zung Chang, Royal College of Art Honorary Fellow Serenella Ciclitira, Art Consultant and Curator Amelie von Wedel, renowned contemporary art specialist Rodman Primack, Curator/Art Historian Jiyoon Lee and last year’s Curator Daehyung Lee.
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