About Galerie GAIA

57-1, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea
+82-2-733-3373

Galerie GAIA opened in 2002 in Insa-dong, Seoul’s main art district. The gallery’s two-story exhibition space hosts a variety of exhibitions with a focus on contemporary painting, sculpture, and photography by both established and emerging artists. To promote our artworks in the global art market, the gallery regularly participates in various international art fairs across the world including in Seoul, New York, Miami, London, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Through these efforts, Galerie GAIA has established itself as one of the most dynamic and well-known galleries in Korea.


Past Exhibition

Jin-Sook Kim

2017. 9. 20 ~ 9. 26
Jin-Sook Kim’s artworks have become popular at prestige art fairs in Miami, Hong Kong, Singapore, and London. Galerie GAIA organized the exhibition as a way of introducing the art of Jin-Sook Kim to the wider public.
Throughout her sensitive and grotesque language, Jin-Sook Kim’s painting presents an illusion of an architectural landscape made up of light with varied intensities. The artist is interested in the shared middle ground as well as an independent space belonging to no one else but her, which she uses as her own creative space to tell stories about life. Through her painting, she shares a refined, transcendent psychological landscape of life that remains out of ordinary view. Galerie GAIA showcased Kim’s most popular and recent works.

Jin-Sook Kim

Education
2003 M.F.A. Printmaking, Hongik University, Seoul, Korea
2000 Completion of the State – Supported Research Project, Hongik University, Seoul, Korea
1999 B.F.A. Printmaking, Hongik University, Seoul, Korea

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2015 Liquid Memory, Galerie Gaia, Seoul, Korea
2012 Jin-Sook Kim’s Solo Exhibition, Baekwoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2011 Jin-Sook Kim’s Solo Exhibition, Gana Art Space, Seoul, Korea
2009 Jin-Sook Kim’s Solo Exhibition, Gana Art Space, Seoul, Korea
2003 Jin-Sook Kim’s Solo Exhibition, Hongik Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea


Past Exhibition

Seung-Yong Kwak & Myoung-Jin Kim

2017.5.31. – 6.6.
The artworks from Seung-Yong Kwak and Myoung-Jin Kwak have been popular in the prestige international art fairs in Miami, Hong Kong, Singapore, London, etc. Kim’s works were chosen as one of the best emerging artists at the Gallery Weekend Korea 2016 and exhibited at the show titled <Gallery Showcase>, in addition to the 50 Must See Artworks by artsy.com in Miami.

Curator’s Note
Seung-Young Kwak draws out new future of creation from the old subjects such as nude and Korean costume. Creation of nude as old as Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden has become an attractive subject to all artists through all the times. Kwak is trying to reveal the new realm of the beauty of nude with various materials, techniques and tools in the manner of his own creativity.
The past is continuously evoked and re-interpreted through the present by the artist and the classical and familiar figures such as the Mona Lisa or Odallisque is unveiled to his own creation of the new beauty named Old Future which emits a meditative beauty inherited from the artist’s contemporary and formative creativity.

In the paintings of Myoung-Jin Kim, the boundaries between drawing, graffiti, and illustration are dismantled. They are just full of the traces of ‘the drawing’. His drawings are very unique. They are fantastic, bizarre, and provocative. And yet, they fill the screen with unusual energy and excitement, and they boldly show the cheerful spirit of the raw image itself. They seem to be created by intuition. It is also a process to build a kingdom of his own symbols by symbolizing his inner thoughts and by combining and arranging all the logos and symbols of the world with graffiti or drawing that are naturally exuded from his body and soul. They are visional language and voice different from the characters or languages currently being in use.

Seung-Young Kwak

Education
2002 Graduated from M.P.A.(Plastic Arts), Paris VIII University, Paris, France
1998 Graduated from Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Versailles, Paris, France
1994 B.F.A. Hong-ik University, Seoul, Korea

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2014 Old Future, Galerie GAIA, Seoul, Korea
2009 Seung-Young Kwak’s Solo Exhibition, Gallery Gongsan London, UK
2006 Kumho Museum, Seung-Young Kwak’s Solo Exhibition, Seoul, Korea
2008 Kumho Museum, Seung-Young Kwak’s Solo Exhibition, Seoul, Korea
2007 Seung-Young Kwak’s Solo Exhibition, Gallery Christine Park, Paris, France
1999 Seung-Young Kwak’s Solo Exhibition, Gallery Bernanos, Paris, France
1998 Seung-Young Kwak’s Solo Exhibition, Gallery FIAP Jean-Monet, Paris, France

Myoung-Jin Kim

Education
Daegu Art University

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2016 Edgewalker, Galerie GAIA, Seoul, Korea
2013 Edgewalker, Galerie GAIA, Seoul, Korea
2013 Myoung-Jin Kim’s Solo Exhibition, Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea