For those looking for landscapes in the middle of Seoul
Up by Gyeongnidan, the two person show at P21 features intensely melty, layered, and fragmented styles around the theme of empty space. On one hand, you have sculptor Hyun Nahm. You might recognize him from his show last year at Atelier Hermès. A bit like coral, his works are filled with holes and gaps, created out of an unpredictable process that then becomes an engaging experience for you to investigate all its nooks and crannies. On the other hand, you have painter Sung Sikyung, who transforms blank canvases into lush yet chaotic blankets of patterns and strokes. For both, their works emerge from finding the right balance in creating something out of nothing (and careful not to go overboard). With their colors and forms, we see them almost as deconstructed then reconstructed landscapes — albeit very abstract.
Don’t miss the sister show at Whistle gallery just down the street.