108 Passions, 108 Places

10 Jun 2017 – 3 Jul 2017

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10am - 5pm

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Art Space, St Katherine's Precinct

England, United Kingdom


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Joint exhibition with etchings and prints by artist Kumyoung Kwon and prints by illustrator Matt Ponting.


108 Passions // Kumyoung Kwon

The title of the project is ‘LVeD The 108 Passions’, stands for ‘La vita è dolce’ in Italian, and the philosophy of the title is from the Buddhism. ‘La vita è dolce’ means ‘The life is sweet’, and ‘The 108 passions’ is a metaphor of suffering human life in Buddhist philosophy. 
All of works show a durable idea of pleasant and suffering life at the same time. The individual works within the project is to be continued until completed by 108 pieces which are representing each situation of The 108 Passions.

The topic of this project is about the lives of people which are compared to a frog and frog eggs in the work. Using various mediums and techniques, the theme is mainly focused on showing a situation of irony and dilemma that can be found in everyday life. 

One of greatest aims of the project is to successfully reproduce the various stories of our lives in humorous and witty forms through symbols and metaphors in the work.

The prints presented in this slides are part of a series of the 108 Passions which Kumyoung presented since 2011.


108 Places // Matt Ponting

Can a city’s architectural identity be distilled and illustrated in a single print?
Belfast, London and Newcastle are vibrant modern cities - whose architecture speaks volumes about the local cultural and civic past and the enduring industrial legacy. New buildings and scupltures in each of the cities are intermingled, and juxtaposed - Each creating a new layer, space and pattern.

This mixing of old and new both reflects and shapes the personality of these cities. Some buildings have become shorthand icons that truly are a source of local pride (or revile), be that the revitalisation of the Baltic, the moneyed grandeur of the Shard or the regeneration of the shipbuilding area of the Titanic museum.

Matt has collaged the shapes and colours, old and new to create a form of urban blueprint.


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Kumyoung Kwon

Matt Ponting

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Kumyoung Kwon

Matt Ponting


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