Opera Gallery Dubai kicks off 2019 with a country-driven exhibition titled “Korean Art – A Contemporary Take on Texture.”

The exhibition will feature a curated selection of recent works by nineteen artists and will cover trends ranging from traditional Korean art up to the Dansaekhwa Movement of the 1970s, or the Minjung Misol from the 1980s onwards. The exhibits will present a panoramic representation of regional craft, with a highlight on texture and each artist’s relationship with uncanny mediums, whether using classical materials like oil paint, ink, ‘Hanji’ paper made from the Korean mulberry tree, or less expected industrial materials like cycle chains, steel nails, polycarbonate or copper piping. Despite their diversity, these creations are generally marked by a calm sense of minimalist clarity.

Each of the nineteen artists, including Bahk Seon Ghi, Yoo Bong-Sang, Cho Sung-Hee and Lee Jae Hyo, attempt to reference complex issues that affect society’s evolution within nature that is influenced by industrialisation.

Discover talented Korean artists on display in Dubai during this first of its kind exhibition between March 13 and 28, 2019. The Opera Gallery is located at Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC); Gate Village, Building 3.