Since opening its doors in Seoul in 2018, Jason Shin (formerly One Four Gallery) has established itself for its forward-thinking exhibitions promoting artworks by international contemporary artists.Read More
Jason Shin represents an international collection of established and emerging artists working across a diverse range of media and concerns. New York-based Ina Jang’s poetic and playful photographs often display an interplay of colour and shape, while examining the physicality of the photographic medium; Kyoto-based photographer Yuki Yamazaki explores the past and present in his mostly black-and-white photographs, taken from an aerial view; and Samuel Zeller, who lives and works in Geneva, combines elements of photography and painting in his images depicting greenhouses and botanical gardens in Europe.
A number of artists on the gallery’s roster engage with painting, Huseyin Sami, whose use of house paint gives rise to three-dimensional forms on a canvas or a wall; Taher Jaoui, who draws from various sources including cartoons and Abstract Expressionism in his semi-figurative paintings; and Heewon Oh, whose acrylic paintings evoke elements of the natural world.
Jason Shin opened with Radiator Theatre (2018), a solo exhibition of Ina Jang, and regularly presents solo exhibitions by its gallery artists, while participating in international art fairs such as SWAB Barcelona, Art Central Hong Kong and VOLTA Basel.
The Chinese economy may be slowing, but the fair still pulled in over 50 galleries and a long list of sponsors.
SWAB Barcelona Art Fair highlights four Seoul-based galleries as part of Focus Korea.