7th Solo Exhibition <MELANCHOLIA>
opening reception: Sat, April 30th 6-9pm
on view April 30th - May 21st
Thinkspace gallery in LA



Kwon Kyung-yup's figurative paintings reveal an unassailable world of sensuality, duality and emotional imprisonment. She approaches her figurative paintings in a way in which her subjects are depicted almost as inhuman and immaculate beings, as if the body is merely a storage for deep memories of pain, loss, and trauma. Her paintings represent wounded souls sheltering within bandaged boys and girls. The bandage-covered faces are symbolic of a wound the body remembers: a spiritual, ontological wound that purifies or sublimates emotion. In Kwon's work tears are positive equipment for delivering emotions. The eyes of the figures are focused on the object that brought the sense of loss. Pearls similarly stand in as tears and as a metaphor for the meaning of emotional purification, curing, and sublimation. These works are exquisite and intimate portraits of human frailty and resilience. - Ella Buzo (Cabinodd Gallery director, 2011)

권경엽의 구상화는 관능성, 이중성과 정서적인 구속 등에 대해 표현해내며 독보적인 세계를 드러내 보이고 있다. 그녀가 구상화에 일관적으로 접근하는 방식은 작품의 소재를 거의 비인간적일 정도로 흠결이 없는 존재로 묘사하는 것이다. 그림 속 신체는 단지 고통과 상실, 트라우마 등과 같은 기억의 깊은 곳들을 위한 냉정한 저장고에 지나지 않는 것처럼 보인다. 그녀의 회화는 붕대를 감은 소년과 소녀 안에 쉬고 있는 상처받은 영혼을 재현해내고 있다. - Ella Buzo

 

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