For his very first exhibition at Galerie Lelong & Co., Boomoon is presenting a set of photographs of the Montagne Sainte Victoire produced during 2018. An admirer of Paul Cézanne, Boomoon visited the 'sacred' site at many times of the day and night, looking for a variety of perspectives, and deliberately ensuring there was no human presence. Through a series of sensitive and meticulous prints, he plays with light, colour, shadows and the various layers of the photograph. Building the image around this 'navel' that is formed by the mountain, he manages to evoke a sort of infinite mystery of nature.
Born in Daegu (South Korea) in 1955 Boomoon lives and works in Toseong (Gangwon province) in South Korea. He initially studied painting, but began to practice photography in the 1970s, going on to dedicate himself entirely to it. His work is regularly exhibited in the USA, Europe and Asia. They also form part of the collections of the Yokohama Museum of Art and the national museum of modern and contemporary art in Gwacheon. In 2013, a major retrospective was organised at the Daegu Art Museum in South Korea. The Borusan Contemporary gallery in Istanbul is currently organising an exhibition of his 'Bosphorus' series.
Press release courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris.