Park Seo-Bo is well known as one of Korea’s oldest and most important early modernists; in the 1950’s he was one of the first to introduce abstraction into what was then a very conservative art world. This steadfast commitment to pushing boundaries and embracing new vocabularies of expression for over 60 years of practice have made Park Seo-Bo one of the most important artists in the history of modern Korean art. Park’s exploration of materials and the conceptual framework of abstraction have consistently resulted in new and influential bodies of work widely heralded both in Korea and abroad. Park’s independent voice has also been hugely important in his role as an educator, having been a university professor since 1962Read More
Park Seo-Bo’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in many prestigious institutions including solo shows at Kukje Gallery, Seoul and White Cube Gallery, London; a solo exhibition at the Musée D'art Moderne, Saint-Etienne Métropole in 2006 and a major survey show at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea in 1991. Park's works are in the collection of many renowned institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Guggenheim Abu Dahbi; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul; and the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea.
Text courtesy Kukje Gallery.
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CoBo speaks to Zoe Chun, Communication Director of Kukje Gallery – CoBo Challenge at Art Basel Hong Kong 2017.