Yoo Seungho


About The Artist

He appeals to not only the visual but also the aural in his proposal to reenact traditional landscape painting in the present. From afar, his pictures bear an uncanny resemblance to famed shanshui (mountain and water) works of classical China and Korea. A closer look reveals a painstaking accumulation of onomatopoeic Korean characters that meander together or apart in order to generate varying gradations of grayscale concentration. Script becomes mountains, words form foliage—text is converted into image in this clever reconstruction of a technically challenging and historically significant practice. 

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Yoo has held solo exhibitions in South Korea as well as in Japan. His work has been included in exhibitions, fairs, biennales and triennials held at the Queensland Art Gallery in Brisbane, Australia; the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, Japan; the Galleria d'Arte Modern in Bologna, Italy; and the King's Lynn Arts Centre in King's Lynn, UK; as well as at many national galleries and institutions in South Korea. 


"A Scene from A Memory: A Group Exhibition" featuring 16 Korean Artists at Ode to Art Contemporary
Various Artists
A Scene From A Memory -- "A Scene from a Memory" is set to be an unforgettable stamp of the Korean contemporary art scene in Singapore. With a roster of 16 internationally exhibited artists who have redefined the concept of scenery in their individual styles, the exhibition will showcase a unique, unexpected, and pleasantly surprising array of artworks that will transform how the audience perceive nature and their surroundings. From Jung Kwang Sik's aerial view of landscape carved on black granite to Lee Lee Nam's moving paintings on LED screens, and from Park Seung Mo's clever layering of individually cut steel mesh to Bahk Seon Ghi's floating charcoal pieces, the exhibition seeks to explore the boundless representations of sceneries and the objects that constitute them. In the end, it is when the viewer interacts with the scenery that the real representation begins. Date: 9 -- 15 May 2013 Artists: Bahk Seon Ghi, Cheong Kwang Ho, Choi Young Wook, Jung Kwang Sik, Kim Jong Hak, Kim Joon, Kong Sung Hoon, Lee Jae Hyo, Lee Hee Joong, Lee Jae Sam, Lee Lee Nam, Park Seung Mo, Park Sung Tae, Son Bong Chae, Yoo Bong Sang, Yoo Seung Ho