LEE MIN-HO “NO_WHERE ABSTRACT JOURNEY”

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“Fil blanc n.40” © Lee Min-Ho, 2015, 550 x 750 mm, Inkjet print

A solo exhibition of Lee Min-Ho, Korean female artist working in Seoul, will be held at imura art gallery from April 12 to May 13. This exhibition is planned for “KG+ Award 2017“, a satellite event of KYOTOGRAPHIE 2017.

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Graduated from Sorbonne University in Paris, she started using photography as a media instead of painting in 2002. Since 2006, she has been working on photographic works by using computer techniques. She collages some parts photographed, and the way she chooses motifs and composition reminds us of that of paintings.

In the series “Fil rouge/ fil blanc”, she collages the woolen thread with the places taken photographed. She chooses abstract places such as abandoned old Korean textile factory or the ocean, and woolen thread in her photograph invites us to the surrealistic world.

For Lee Min-Ho, the word “thread” signifies labyrinth as the episode of Ariadne’ s thread in Greek myth, and the string as a fate. At a glance, we cannot find whether her work is photographed or painted.

Lee Min-Ho solo exhibition “No_where Abstract journey”
Date: April 12th – May 13th, 2017
Opening hours: 12:00 – 19:00
Closed on Sundays, Mondays and Public Holiday
Place: imura art gallery
Address: 31 Kawabata-higashi, Marutamachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
Tel: 075-761-7372
http://www.imuraart.com

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