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Ocula 报告|Condo Shanghai 2019 展览看点 Ocula Report Ocula 报告|Condo Shanghai 2019 展览看点 11 Jul 2019 : Penny Liu for Ocula

即将于2019年7月13开幕的第二届 Condo Shanghai,联合上海7座画廊/艺术机构与14 家来自全球11个不同的城市,如东京、首尔、雅加达、巴尔的摩、洛杉矶、伦敦、纽约、危地马拉城、利马和墨西哥城,为实验性展览营造了一个更切实可行的国际环境。以下是Ocula的展览看点。周奥,《景观/对象WA》(2016)。橡木上固化油墨打印,左: 55.88 × 147.32 cm,中: 121.92 × 152.4 cm,右: 55.88 × 147.32 cm,图片提供:马凌画廊,上海。马凌画廊 × 80m2 Livia Benavides × LABOR × Proyectos Ultravioleta马凌画廊 |...

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Wong Ping: Hong Kong Fables Ocula Conversation Wong Ping: Hong Kong Fables

There is something irrepressibly compelling about the lewd animated videos of Wong Ping. Is it their flat surfaces rendered in popping colours? Or their dark narratives that resonate with the deepest recesses of the human psyche? They have been included in an impressive repertoire of group exhibitions in recent years, including One Hand Clapping at...

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Get Up, Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers at Somerset House Ocula Report Get Up, Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers at Somerset House 5 Jul 2019 : Jareh Das for Ocula

Get Up Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers at Somerset House in London (12 June–15 September 2019) surveys more than half a century of black creativity in Britain and beyond across the fields of art, film, photography, music, design, fashion, and literature.Curated by Zak Ové, works by approximately 100 intergenerational black...

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Jong Oh

b. 1981, South Korea

Jong Oh's artistic practice is quite particular since he does not use a studio but creates minimal sculptures in situ that respond to a given spatial situation. Responding to the nuanced configuration of each site, the artist constructs spatial structures by suspending and interconnecting a limited selection of materials: rope, chains, fishing wire, perspex, wooden and metal rods and painted threads. The elements of the work seem to float, and depending on the spatial relationship of the viewer with it these elements are connected and cross each other or appear as absolutely independent, suggesting additional dimensions to the simple three-dimensional space. Sometimes the threads that suspend these elements are practically invisible and sometimes the artist paints the thread lightly, reinforcing the visual presence of the element. Jong also uses lighting to create his compositions, where real shadows or painted lines by the artist in graphite extend his ethereal structures and favor the effect of optical illusion in a dialogue of lines and planes. His practice defies the traditionally expected assumption in sculpture of dense masses and heavy objects, acting like simple yet complex drawings that point out the particularities of the space they inhabit.

In these paradoxical limits constituted by three-dimensionality and two-dimensionality, consummation and destruction, the spectator's experience becomes a meditation on the whim of human perception. Jong's work is interactive in the sense that the perception and apprehension of each piece by the viewer is achieved only through a deep exploration of it and the negative space resulting from the intervention of the artist.

Oh appeals to the viewer to question their own perception and the way they have to relate to the space that surrounds them, offering a space for meditation and contemplation before the hustle and bustle of contemporary everyday life: a subtle and refined visual haiku about universality and the sound of space.

Jong Oh was born in Mauritania in 1981 and grew up between Spain and South Korea. He currently lives and works in New York, where he graduated in a MFA at the School of Visual Arts after earning his BFA at the Hongik University in Seoul.

Jong has exhibited extensively in the U.S., Korea, Mexico and in Europe. His work belongs to public collections such as the Maxine & Stuart Frankel Foundation in Michigan (US) and the Kablanc Otazu Foundation in Navarra (Spain).

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Featured Artworks

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Wall Drawing #6 by Jong Oh contemporary artwork
Jong OhWall Drawing #6, 2018 Metal rod, pencil line, string, paint, shadow
41 x 71 x 17 cm
Sabrina Amrani Gallery
Line Sculpture #21 by Jong Oh contemporary artwork
Jong OhLine Sculpture #21, 2018 Wood, paint, string, metal rod, aluminium
112 x 77 x 22 cm
Sabrina Amrani Gallery
Line Sculpture(cuboid) #13 by Jong Oh contemporary artwork
Jong OhLine Sculpture(cuboid) #13, 2018 Metal rod, string, fishing wire, paint, chain
103 x 42 x 25 cm
Sabrina Amrani Gallery
Line Sculpture(column) #4 by Jong Oh contemporary artwork
Jong OhLine Sculpture(column) #4, 2018 Metal rod, string, paint, fishing wire, chain
270 x 38 x 27 cm
Sabrina Amrani Gallery
Folding Drawing #3 by Jong Oh contemporary artwork
Jong OhFolding Drawing #3, 2018 Wood panel, paint, graphite, shadow
28 x 17.8 x 7.5 cm
Sabrina Amrani Gallery
Compo-site #18 by Jong Oh contemporary artwork
Jong OhCompo-site #18, 2018 Plexiglas, string, paint, metal rod, fishing wire, rope wire, weight
236 x 145 x 85 cm
Sabrina Amrani Gallery
Line Sculpture #21 by Jong Oh contemporary artwork
Jong OhLine Sculpture #21, 2018 Wood, paint, string, metal rod, aluminium
112 x 77 x 22 cm
Sabrina Amrani Gallery
Line Sculpture(cuboid) #13 by Jong Oh contemporary artwork
Jong OhLine Sculpture(cuboid) #13, 2018 Metal rod, string, fishing wire, paint, chain
103 x 42 x 25 cm
Sabrina Amrani Gallery

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Jong Oh, Lodestar at Sabrina Amrani Gallery, Madrid
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10 January–10 March 2018 Jong Oh Lodestar Sabrina Amrani Gallery, Madera, 23

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