eitoeiko is pleased to announce a group exhibition ‘Z3 (Zainichi Korean 3rd Generation of Art).’ Zainichi means ‘in Japan’, especially it often uses to point out Koreans live in Japan. The exhibition features 5 artists of the third generation of Zainichi Korean led by Jong YuGyong. What the artists those who belong to the special community called as ‘foreigners’ even they were born and brought up in Japan think about and indicate?
Jong YuGyong obscures outlines of the images of North Korean scenery spreading in the Internet. Lee JongOk draws portraits of one or two female figures based on compositions of Leonardo da Vinci and Rey Camoy. The red and blue colors indicate the fluctuation of feelings which can never see. Chong Ri Ae describes a small history of her grandfather who came over to Japan in old days. The artist declares each family has each small history. Lee ChongFa connects triangles like the thread which got entangled. The reason why the artist draws animals is that it prevents him from being complained from the object which he drew. Jo Chang Hwi makes animal Sudoku with vivid colors.
Breaking away from an invisible frame called ‘Zainichi’, the thing they acquired by making art is freedom of expression. It is easy to find out their life of today in their own art. Looking at the subject carefully, they find out new things which they have not found out at first. The act is same as the method of traditional Japanese realistic paintings.
Z3 Zainichi Korean 3rd Generation of Art
Date: April 18th – May 17th, 2014
Opening hours: 12:00 – 19:00
Closed on Sunday, Monday and National Holidays
Address: 32-2, Yaraicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Tel: +81 (0)3 6479 6923
Text: Satsuki Miyanishi