P21

74, Hoenamu-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
+82-2-790-5503

Established in September 2017, P21 is located in the heart of Seoul, Itaewon disctrict. The gallery is dedicated to contemporary art created in present day by international artists working in diverse media.
Following the inaugural exhibition by Choi Jeong Hwa, one of the foremost figures in Korean contemporary art, P21 continues to promote artists of all levels of career from emerging, mid-career to established.
Its unique space comprised of two separate storefront cubes-P1 and P2-encourages artists to conceive and realize new ideas to result in site-specific presentations. With an international outlook, the gallery endeavors to provide a greater platform for its artists through a close collaboration with institutions and by participating in selected international art fairs.


Current Exhibition

The Wastewater Painting

2018.08.29.-10.07

Sun Choi has continued to explore the nature and the meaning of true art, questioning conventional values and institutionalization of art. Choi’s work encourages viewers to reexamine the definitions of valid ‘artistic’ media and question whether the works of art are always original products of the artist.And in an attempt to invalidate the perpetuity of an artwork, Choi continues to remove the substance of the work.
In Interrupted Voyage, the salt made from North Korean sea water he collected in the north part of South Korea, gets scattered over the gallery space, and then gets carried away via the audience’s bodies to different places outside of the gallery. By ‘sending the salt on a journey’, the artist actively attempts to ‘erase’ the work, embodying the ephemerality of an artwork.
Sun Choi (b.1973) graduated with BFA in painting from Hongik University. He is a recipient of the 6thChong Kun Dang Art Award (2017) and the Grand Prize of the 12th SongEun Art Award (2012). He held solo exhibitions at CR Collective, Seoul (2017), SongEun Art Space, Seoul (2015), BankART Studio NYK, Yokohama (2013), and participated in exhibitions at Kumho Museum of Art (2018), Seoul Olympic Museum of Art (2016), Buk Seoul Museum of Art (2014), and Fukudake House Asian Art Platform, Setouchi Triennale (2013), among many. Choi’s work is included in notable collections including Sigg Collection, Seoul Museum of Art, and Museum of Contemporary Art Busan.

Sun Choi
b.1973

2017 Sickness, CR Collective, Seoul, Korea
2016 Weight and Depth, Space xx, Seoul, Korea
2015 Meari, SongEun Art Space, Seoul, Korea