The sense of sight that we experience is influenced on what we know and believe. We generally see things in a boundary of our sight and understanding. The term, 'image' (taken from John Berger's essay 'the way of seeing') indicates something newly made or reproduced sight; and the artists are people who create images. All the images that artists produce embody ways of seeing. Their works provide direct evidence about the world where contemporary people exist rather than any other types of media in the world.
The main theme that links these artists is that they have been making works in their own counties, from Germany, Denmark and Korea. The artists' initial steps outside their lands are London; but no one knows what made them to reach here. They are unhinging their own histories in London where it seems more dynamic than any other cities. London is a flourishing splendor of individuals and a centre of cosmopolis. In this enormous city, these artists perceive and act upon their own ways of seeing.
Andreas Blank's works are about finding or reconstructing poetical images from contemporary life. They are carved from stone with a combination of different seldom stones picked up or transported from quarries/ mountains all over the world. The work is about creating a new order or developing new systems of order and organization. Ayoung Kim restages the crime with the cool logic of the detective and the gruesome fascination of the voyeur. Her cutting and pasting takes place in three dimensional space, yielding impossible spaces for the eye to penetrate. In the process of montage some of the original meaning of the images is lost, and other meanings accrue. Gunwoo Shin's work portrays mental landscapes on the crossroad between the conscious and the unconscious, through relief style painting. He freely moves beyond the lines of reality and the world of the surreal, giving diverse artistic imaginations to realistic subject matter. Sangyoon Yoon's works are initiated from nomadic life of globalised society. He employs unusual elements and fabricates them in his paintings which make audiences feel and understand 'uncommon' in the fictive circumstance. Janne Malmros uses assemblage and adaptation, combined with drawing, screen-printing and elements of photographic processes to create playful, subtle and quasi-alchemical work through a subtle awareness of materials, form and the varying poetic weights of different objects. She is interested in disappearance through appearance, repetition, perception, mimicry and transformation especially in relation to found and constructed patterns and shapes.
- Gunwoo Shin